From the Wires

Facebook games stronger than ever

CNET: Facebook's games business is doing better than ever, despite dissolving a relationship with Zynga.

Snowden seeks asylum in Russia

USAToday: NSA leaker wants to stay temporarily in Russia until he can travel to Latin America.

Internet is destroying work The new economy is turning human labor into just another computer process -- and will keep wrecking jobs.

"Deep blue" planet is no Earth

USA Today: Astronomers analyzing data from the Hubble telescope say a blue planet in a nearby solar system shares little else with Earth besides color.

Study: men get 'wasted,' women are 'tipsy'

CBSnews: Intoxicated men seem more likely to be described by others in exaggerated drunk terms, while people tend to downplay how intoxicated females actually are.

9/11 prisoner asked to design vacuum cleaner

BBC: The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, reportedly asked his CIA captors if he could design a vacuum cleaner.

Employers increasingly offering pet insurance

Yahoo: U.S. employers are offering subsidized pet insurance as a perk to workers.

Tribune splitting newspapers, broadcasting

Chicago Tribune: Tribune Co. will split off its publishing business into a separate company, one week after announcing a deal to buy 19 television stations.

Apple conspired to raise price of ebooks

Reuters: A federal judge ruled that the company conspired with five major publishers to raise the retail prices of e-books.

Map: which countries pay the most bribes

BBC: One person in four has paid a bribe to a public body in the last year, according to a survey carried out in 95 countries by Transparency International.

Pollution cuts lives by five years in China Severe pollution has slashed an average of five and half years from life expectancy in northern China, as toxic air has led to higher rates of stroke, heart disease and cancer.

The economic cost of hangovers

The Atlantic: Excessive boozing costs the economy about $1.37 in lost productivity for each drink consumed.

Antarctic lake full of life

NBC News: Antarctic scientists say the contnent's largest, deepest subsurface lake, Lake Vostok, is likely teaming with thousands tiny varieties of organisms and fish.