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Fish saga on PBS

Man spent a year eating no meat but fish with all its Omega 3 fatty acids and by the end he looked and felt great But the medicine men told him tests showed he had no higher levels of OM3 … Continue reading

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Paul Kammerer Come Back – All is Forgiven!

Novel research? Suicide may be premature If you can wait a century maybe you will be vindicated Re-examination suggests Paul Kammerer’s scientific ‘fraud’ was a genuine discovery of epigenetic inheritance https://m.phys.org/news/2016-10-re-examination-paul-kammerer-scientific-fraud.html# “It is no secret that even today, the “inheritance … Continue reading

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Come back Lamarck, all is forgiven!

Nice episode on NPR Sat Science show Radiolab noon-1pm 93.9 FM finally bringing to the public in general the rehabilitation of Lamarck’s reputation for guessing that nurture can change the way the body grows and operates, and that Darwin’s mutation … Continue reading

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Tap Water Runs These Clocks – But How?

Bedol pioneered good looking battery free timepieces Travel clock and Smiley are two nice designs But how do they work? Batteries for small items like clocks are a small but annoying drain on the housekeeping budget and shopping time, but … Continue reading

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Critical philosopher caught short by scientists’ media game

How are the mighty fallen Peter Singer misled into false premise Attacks Mbeki for being unscientific on HIV Ran down to see the great Pete Singer of Princeton, the man who got philosophers to turn around in the fifties and … Continue reading

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Saving coral reefs from catastrophe

Coral bleaching is coming at us at an accelerating rate, threatening a quarter of the fish in the world. “But 1998 marked the first global bleaching event. It killed 15% of corals. Between 1998 and 2010, there were more than … Continue reading

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Parrots are more than pets – they communicate!

A New York Times video collects all the tricks that parrots owned by readers can show off, but there is something about the parade which emotionally shortchanges the complex beings that parrots really are. Perhaps it is the feather plucking … Continue reading

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Heartwrenching news – gorillas vanishing as soldier food

Is there any limit to the damage we are doing to our fellow animals? SCIENCE (NYT May 3 2016) Gorillas in Danger of Extinction The population of the world’s largest primate, the Grauer’s gorilla, has plummeted 77 percent over the … Continue reading

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Dog smart as toddlers, humans finally find out

Sixty Minutes reruns Chaser segment – dog can learn verbs as well as nouns. Dog hugging stimulates oxytocin in both owner and pet MRI shows how dogs brains work, and that each has different talents Sixty Minutes reran its wildly … Continue reading

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Beauty and brains win the Fields medal!

PC readers don’t read this, please – but here we have beauty and brains! = the perfect woman. Fields Medal mathematics prize won by woman for first time in its history Maryam Mirzakhani, who was born and raised in Iran, … Continue reading

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Chimps prefer cooked potato and help to “cook” it.

NYT video: Chimps prefer cooked potato and help to “cook” it. These are the guys whose skulls we open while they are conscious and attach all kinds of experimental things to, because we are scientists, and they are mere objects … Continue reading

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Clutter appreciators unite!

At last! Someone sweeps away the spurious and ignorant guilt and shame of clutter to write the truth about the enduring value of the things we accumulate, irreplaceable books, movies, mementos, finds – in our own private library/museum. This was … Continue reading

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Never found before pathway links brain and immune system! In sinuses.

Wait – is that new? What about head colds? “Their presence is causing a stir in the medical world, as the researchers responsible believe the vessels may help to explain current medical mysteries, such as why patients with Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

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All your antibodies! Breakthrough test reveals flaw in HIV think

Breakthrough test reveals flaw in HIV think! Every virus you have ever had shows up in new test, which presumably counts antibodies. Apparently it shows that if you have HIV antibodies you have bigger immune response to every other virus, … Continue reading

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Global heating didn’t let up. after all, in the first decade

So global warming didn’t slow this century, after all, says NOAA in Science. It just was slower for the last century than thought. On track for disaster, still. Record temps this year again. Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Challenged by NOAA Research … Continue reading

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Cutest girl in space and smasher of space records, Samantha Cristoferetti

Cutest girl in space and smasher of space records, Samantha shows that it is possible to be an accomplished scientist and brave adventurer without making the silly mistake of trying to emulate the “toughness” of men, instead being utterly charming … Continue reading

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Men and women – different? Elinor Birkett applies politics to the obvious

So men and women aren’t that different, Elinor Burkett? “They haven’t suffered through business meetings with men talking to their breasts…” And this is the woman who wrote The Gravest Show on Earth : America in the Age of AIDS.  (“Burkett offerd … Continue reading

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Glue for flesh, even liver – Ludwig Leibler wins Inventor of the Year with vitrimers

Maybe they can glue that finger, hand or arm back on quickly? NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE | PARIS | 11 June 2015 CNRS researcher Ludwik Leibler receives the European Inventor Award 2015 CNRS senior researcher Ludwik Leibler has received the European … Continue reading

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Plane Seats Threaten Passengers Health

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3042141/Passengers-safety-risk-shrinking-plane-seats-decreasing-cabin-space.html Passengers’ safety being ‘put at risk’ by shrinking plane seats and ever decreasing cabin space Experts question if packed out planes are putting passengers at risk U.S consumer advisory group says minimum space must be stipulated Safety tests conducted … Continue reading

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Dr Oz “Charlatan” Colleagues Tell Columbia

Daily Mail has this story April 17 2015 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3042830/Physicians-want-Dr-Oz-gone-Columbia-medical-faculty.html#comments Doctors campaign to get ‘charlatan’ Dr Oz booted from Columbia University faculty because of his ‘lack of integrity’ and ‘quack treatments’ Mehmet Oz is on staff at Columbia’s College of Physicians … Continue reading

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Adjustable specs

Economist blog Babbage http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2012/06/adjustable-spectacles Adjustable spectacles Seeing clearly Jun 5th 2012, 13:33 BY THE ECONOMIST ONLINE Timekeeper MILLIONS around the world would have their lives improved by a pair of glasses, but cannot afford one. The problem is particularly acute … Continue reading

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Poker Cracked by Computer – Not

http://www.wsj.com/articles/computer-conquers-texas-hold-em-canadian-researchers-say-1420743623 WSJ publishes misleading article claiming a computer can beat all comers at poker – but a close look says not yet. It repeats the story of the Deep Blue beating Kasparov in 1997 – also misleading, since Kasparov was … Continue reading

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Infants Outsmart Computers

http://www.wsj.com/articles/what-a-child-can-teach-a-smart-computer-1421942333 What a Child Can Teach a Smart Computer Children are remarkably good at coming up with creative concepts in a way that computers can’t even begin to match By ALISON GOPNIK [spoiler title=”Click for whole story” open=”0″ style=”1″] WHAT … Continue reading

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Ocean Plastic – World’s Biggest Threat As Art

Idiotic exhibition – or excellent indirect way to arouse alarm and action? https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/exhibits/gyre-the-plastic-ocean/expedition/ Free documentary: Garbage Island

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Vaccines work – but too many all at once?

An excellent graphic representation at http://graphics.wsj.com/infectious-diseases-and-vaccines/ shows how well vaccines have worked in the USA. The WSJ included it today in a general piece on the Return of the Vaccine Wars. at http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-return-of-the-vaccine-wars-1424463778?mod=WSJ_article_EditorsPicks_0 Here’s the story with comments, which are … Continue reading

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Vaccines – solid research backs doubts

See Gary Null for experts who make research based challenge to unlimited vaccines. Radio broadcasts of Feb 2015 feature solid sources. Apparently there is much material showing a) danger B)irresponsible suffocation of doubt on part of vaccine makers. Interesting link … Continue reading

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GMO Apples Arrive

www.nytimes.com/2015/02/14/business/gmo-apples-are-approved-for-growing-in-us.html Gene-Altered Apples Get U.S. Approval By ANDREW POLLACKFEB. 13, 2015 Photo After eight hours, Arctic Granny apples, right, do not brown like unmodified Granny apples. Credit Okanagan Specialty Fruits [spoiler title=”Continue reading the main story” open=”0″ style=”1″] The government … Continue reading

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Henry Heimlich – Hero or Charlatan?

Heimlich Wacky or Misunderstood in Later Years with Malariotherapy? Son Peter Says Heimlich is a Fraud Who May not Have Invented Famous Choking Rescue Are Back Slaps the Answer After all? Red Cross Thinks So NPR’s Radiolab draws attention this … Continue reading

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NFL and Concussion – Frontline Exposes Denial of Science

NFL’s Endless Defense Against Lethal Threat to American Football Denial and Counter Attack Began with Spurious Journal Studies After Paying Off Players with Pittance, NFL Contradicts Its Admission Frontline tonight (Oct 8 Tues 2013) is a nice two hour study … Continue reading

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New Yorker Asks If Lance Armstrong Was Unfairly Condemned

Malcolm Gladwell Sorts Out Athlete Drug Blame Game with Two Books The Sports Gene vs The Secret Race: Which Side are You On? Genes Confer Unfair Advantage, Doping Restores Fair Competition? Nice piece in the Sep 9 2013 issue of … Continue reading

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Why Heat Brings a Halt – Sun Makes Us Lazy, Stupid

You Have a Perfect Excuse New Yorker explains the science JULY 22, 2013 WHY SUMMER MAKES US LAZY POSTED BY MARIA KONNIKOVA A few quotes: A 2008 study using data from the American Time Use Survey found that, on rainy … Continue reading

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Book Expo 2013 Richer, More Distracting Than Web

Pot Pourri of Fetching Science Titles at University Presses Fine Production Values Unmatched by Virtual Books But Are Publishers Scraping the Barrel for Science Titles? The 2013 Book Expo America at Javits presented the usual cacophony, as vibrant as ever, … Continue reading

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Against Scientific Reductionism

Salutary Tilts Against Neuroscientists’ Simplemindedness Silliness of MRI as Thoughts in Motion DNA Foolishness – Blueprint Alone Doth Not Make A Phenotype The new book The Science Delusion by Curtis White from mhpbooks.com 718 722 9204 nick@mhpbooks.com is a richly … Continue reading

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The Time It Takes

As one who possesses not one but three editions of the Britannica in print – the 11th, the 13th and the appallingly organized Macro and Micro one circa 1995 – one wonders how long it would take to read them … Continue reading

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Supplements Contain Wildly Varying Amounts of Vitamin D

As little as 9 per cent and as high as 140 per cent of labeled amounts Every day brings more news of what cheats and liars corporations in the US often are in marketing products with misleading labels and other … Continue reading

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Kid Proves Organic Food Better For Fruitflies

Besting Thousands of Older Scientists, Ria Chhabra, 16, Makes Breakthrough Study, Reports Tara Or Did She Just Prove the Obvious, Pesticides Cripple Fruitflies? With ignorant and venal food processors and packaged food makers fighting a rearguard action against the galloping … Continue reading

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‘God particle’ or not, Higgs boson still unproved

Don’t call it the God particle, says atheist who created it Meanwhile, if accepted, then expansion of the LHC is needless risk of human annihilation According to the Daily Telegraph, Professor Higgs is an atheist and wants us to stop … Continue reading

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Longer the better after all, in Australia at least

Penis size a factor in male attraction, Proceedings article states At least in Down Under, what’s down under matters Height, broad shoulders much more important, though The Daily Telegraph brought our attention to this vital result, relaible enough to earn … Continue reading

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How Pets Relax Petters

Science establishes that dogs help at work Is this an index of human level of insanity? It’s been known for some time that dogs can reduce levels of stress and anxiety in humans who stroke them, but society has been … Continue reading

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When They Planned to Nuke The Moon

The Russian plan for a Moon base announced in May contrasts in an ironic way with the other extreme that once was a special project buried in the plans of the US military – to blow up a nuclear bomb … Continue reading

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Tesla Gets His Due At Last – His Museum Being Crowdfunded

Cartoonist Matt Inman Writes Hilarious Defense of Tesla vs Edison, Takes Up Cause on Indiegogo. Wardenclyffe Will Be Rebuilt, Maybe Even Tower NYObserver’s Kelly Faircloth reports on p A16 Sept 24 “Tesla Gets Current” Over $1.2 million raised to date, … Continue reading

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Oops! Earth Cooled Over Last 2000 Years, Tree Rings Show

Pantywaist Lefties Get Short Shrift at Daily Mail Even if so, how about last 100 years of industrial revolution? But there’s hope yet! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171973/Tree-ring-study-proves-climate-WARMER-Roman-Medieval-times-modern-industrial-age.html Tree-rings prove climate was WARMER in Roman and Medieval times than it is now – and … Continue reading

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Higgs A Mirage? Some Scientists Say So

The Daily Mail records that some scientists think the Higgs is still a fantasy: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171611/Is-God-particle-impostor-Scientists-claim-signal-Large-Hadron-Collider-Higgs-all.html Is the ‘God particle’ an impostor? Scientists claim signal found in Large Hadron Collider may not be Higgs after all ‘Uncertainty’ over signal detected at … Continue reading

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Climate Models Good At Long Term Prediction

University of Arizona finds They Predict Far Future Well But Cannot handle Periods shorter than 30 Years Well Finally someone actually took a look at how well climate models work in hindcasting and found that they work fine in the … Continue reading

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Reasons for Being Vegetarian

http://www.think-differently-about-sheep.com/Sentience-%20In-Farm-Animals-%20Pigs.htm http://www.facebook.com/pages/END-FACTORY-FARMING/173709716044251 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–LeOoohGrM The really bad stuff: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=357550744326813&set=a.173844062697483.43715.173709716044251&type=1&theater he key factor in breast cancer growth is a powerful growth hormone manufactured by the human body called IGF-I. That same hormone is manufactured within a cow’s body. By drinking cow’s milk, … Continue reading

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Gina Kolata Peddling Oncogene Validity, Targeted Drugs

Study of Cancer’s Genetics Suggests a More Tailored Treatment Sept 10 NYT 2012 p A18 writes Gina “I love my best sources” Kolata Is Gina misleading us by thoughtlessly buying into the oncogene mess? Why does she say it fits … Continue reading

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Eggs Cause Strokes – Yet Another Reversal?

Oh no – can this be true? There is no sign of the actual article at the link now (on Sept 9) http://atherosclerosis-journal.com/. Update: Yes there is, see below the news item. http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-egg-cholesterol-smoking-20120814,0,1391259.story No yolk: eating the whole egg as … Continue reading

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Germany’s Strongest Man Is a Vegan

Patrik Baboumian Feels Better Than Ever, He Says Strongman Patrik Baboumian was born in Iran and lives in Germany, where in 1999 at the age of 20 he won the German Junior Bodybuilding title. In 2011 the 116 kg loglifter … Continue reading

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Dead Elephant Whisperer is Saluted by His Herd

Rogue elephants Tamed by Lawrence Anthony Walk Miles to Stage Memorial Moving Tribute Suggests Uncanny Sense at Work Here is a rather moving story on the theme of Elephants Never Forget, where Lawrence Anthony, known as the Elephant Whisperer, died, … Continue reading

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In Home HIV Tests Now Available to Mislead

HIV Boys Pull Another Fast One With Frightening Easy Test Chances of False Positive About 1 in 18, or 63,000 People In All But Even Accurate Tests By Definition Useless and Dangerous The Times boosted the July 4 celebrations of … Continue reading

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Could be the Higgs – or something more complex

Now they know where to look further, at least Physicists welcome reasons to stay on the job much longer Risky business yields worthwhile prize, Asimov would say Today we learn what they have – and it seems that there is … Continue reading

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The Higgs boson – have they or haven’t they?

Apparently an announcement is planned for Wednesday Jul 4 (if we read this report right) that the footprint of particle physics’ Invisible Man has been found in the Pyramid of Cheops-sized mound of data captured by the CERN LHC. But … Continue reading

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Epidemiologists are stupid – say epidemiologists in NY Times Op Ed

General belief has to be revised in light of properly done study Family dinners not as beneficial to kids social health as previously thought Screamingly obvious controls were omitted Remarkable Op Ed piece in the Times today (Jun 29 Fri … Continue reading

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World Science Festival

Some interesting stuff in the well financed World Science Festival this week. One question: Is it possible to attend the Universal Vaccine discussion at the New York Historical Society involving the usual suspects ie Harold Varmus and Laurie Garrett without … Continue reading

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Beauty’s Backlash: Samantha Brick Exposes Penalty of Good Looks

Troll from Daily Mail hits mark, thousands meow Economist shows science is on her side The secret of success in marriage English journalist Samantha Brick excited a great deal of scorn and derision on the Web last week after she … Continue reading

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Sherwood Rowland Showed Naysayers, Won Nobel

His warnings of aerosol danger met deaf ears, even at Nature Classic case of realist in science ostracized Vindicated, he understood disdain and why The case of F. Sherwood Rowland, who died on March 10, Saturday, of Parkinsons, is a … Continue reading

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Celia Farber’s New Blog Carries Revealing State Department Text on “HIV/AIDS”

CDC Admits HIV/AIDS Not Infectious Threat But It Always Was Laughable Fiction A Child’s Guide to Why HIV/AIDS IS Impossible Lest we forget, the CDC and the State Department over two years ago agreed that HIV/AIDS really wasn’t an infectious … Continue reading

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‘The Scientist’ Smears Duesberg in Censorship Story

Economist Nicoli Nattrass Represents Censorship as Serving Science But She References Excellent Duesberg Journal Article for All to Read Let’s See If Our Corrective Comment Gets OK’d David Crowe who runs the best site of the Web for the latest … Continue reading

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Yoga as Sexual Stimulation

Non participant ladies upset What precisely did they expect? Abuse of trust or power? The roots of yoga in sex cults have emerged again in the US, to the chagrin of disillusioned practitioners among older women. A salacious summary by … Continue reading

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Opening Up Science: ResearchGate

Jan 17 2012 NYTimes Science section lede above the fold is Cracking Open the Scientific Process:Driven by the Web’s collaborative potential, many want to replace an age-old (and costly) system of submitting private research to commercial journals. Seems with the … Continue reading

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Randall, CERN seek Higgs boson despite risk of planetary oblivion

Denis Overbye gives Randall a big boost hours ahead of “hints” of Higgs boson Total failure will mean “spectacular” success says Randall Risks of energy escalation ignored – including creation of new galaxy The CERN project of hunting for the … Continue reading

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Shocking condition of Christopher Hitchens after standard treatment

Vanity Fair (Jan 2012)just arrived also has a disturbing essay by and photograph of Christopher Hitchens, who has been worn down badly by the treatment he has suffered at the hands of conventional medicine and its experimental drugs (which his … Continue reading

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Michael Specter in New Yorker on Progress with Placebos

Specter manages sketch of how placebo research is advancing in New Yorker But is he still unaware of how it can be applied to HIV/AIDS? The New Yorker this week runs a piece by Michael Specter reviewing the science of … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis in Vanity Fair on the Science of Stupidity

Tricky questions reveal pitfalls we all face in thinking logically Key figures in this new science of stupidity Daniel Kahneman’s new book, Thinking, Fast and Slow (Farrar Straus) AN exciting piece in Vanity Fair this month (Jan issue) by Michael … Continue reading

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The great Lynn Margulis dies from a sudden stroke at 73

Clearsighted critic of standard evolutionary mechanism taken early Classic struggle of heretic to move mountain of prejudicial inertia Teresi achieved fine Discover interview to cap her legacy One of the most forceful personalities and minds in science was suddenly taken … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: helped or hurt by New Medicine?

One time hippie acidhead said to have regretted delay in surgery Prize conformist Walter Isaacson leads in owning Jobs story from inside vantage point Sixty Minutes interview sketches outline of Jobs’ fate but more data needed There is something predictable … Continue reading

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Grapefruit Seed Extract: Poison on Your Plate?

Grape Seed oil is a good oil which may increase good cholesterol levels and reduce bad cholesterol levels, and pure Grape Seed Extract contains beneficial substances (OPCs or Oligomeric ProanthoCyanidins) which slow or stop colon cancer. Unfortunately the quite unrelated … Continue reading

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BitCoins mystery in New Yorker

The odd and intriguing subject of BitCoins is in the New Yorker Oct 10. This is an entirely invented and virtual “object” generated on the Web by some kind of computer algorithm, which for some reason is translated by some … Continue reading

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Why groups go wrong # 766: specialism

The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing unless you have generalists looking things over: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/09/google-devops-and-disaster-porn.ars artstechnica

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Amanda Knox, Thomas Haynesworth, Troy Davis and Grotesque inaccuracy of court systems

Beset by idiot fantasies generated by a ruthless prosecution and an opponent lawyer, the unfortunate Amanda Knox is hoping for release from Italy’s dysfunctional court system next week. *************************************** UPDATE: Knox cleared 3.51pm NYC Oct 3 2011. Next question: Will … Continue reading

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Human global warming? Error, says CERN CLOUD experiment – Nature. Really?

Global warming skeptics (that it is caused by human activity) are crowing over an item in Nature last week. Seems they believe that an experiment at CERN indicates it is solar activity after all which controls the temperature of the … Continue reading

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Psychic buster Banacek exposes Columbia’s female John Mack

Lisa Miller cries off ABC interview half way thru Supported validity of TV show Psychic Kids exploiting children’s psychic claims Hot Nightline on August 16th had ABC’s Connie Chung exposing the fatuous intellectualized sympathy of a female Columbia professor named … Continue reading

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Extraordinary numbers in Killer At Large doc on Obesity

With the release of documentaries like King Corn, Food Inc (shown on PBS) Supersize Me and Fat Head, the basic outline of the obesity epidemic which threatens American wellbeing more successfully than terrorism are pretty clear, and you might think … Continue reading

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Dapper Anthony Fauci wows Columbia with slide show bio

King of NIAID for 27 years celebrates highpoints of life as bureaucrat/scientist Retails HIV/AIDS lore as immovable research pyramid, with its foundation stone missing We don’t dare mention mythbuster Nancy Padian except casually, and get odd reply Unmissable event today … Continue reading

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Experts repudiate other experts in Spine Journal

Remarkable case of published professional expose Entire issue chastises bone growth studies and claims Mammoth sums involved A stunning item in NYTImes Business section this morning, top of the page: Spine Experts Repudiate Medtronic Studies. Apparently Infuse, the bone growth … Continue reading

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Frontline (with Pro Publica) busts childcare busts

Disgraceful injustice finding remedy at last -slowly. Another example of rampant prosecutorial abuse Is it career fueled? Why no wholesale reexamination? The grotesque history of ignorant prosecutions of certainly innocent child care people accused of causing the death of their … Continue reading

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Stupendous kitchen science

Nightline features Nathan’s kitchen behind his huge Modernist Cuisine, a $625 2400pp tome waterproof bible of food, already sold out in its first printing.  Using centrifuges, liquid nitrogen and rotor-stator homogenizers they make pea butter, freeze banana at cryogenic temperatures … Continue reading

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Experts fail at forecasting

NPR at WNYC ran a fine Freakonomics segment this afternoon at 3pm on how experts are generally not much better at forecasting than the general public. The Folly of Prediction It’s impossible to predict the future, but humans can’t help … Continue reading

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Citi hacked

Thieves Found Citigroup Site An Easy Entry – by Nelson D. Schwarz NYT Tues Jun 14  1.34 million identity thefts in 2010 complaints to FTC  Eastern European hackers in Estonia, Ukraine, Romania, some in Netherlands, evolving at Silicon Valley speed. … Continue reading

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Censors abroad evaded with US $ for small Nets

More than one interesting item today: US Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors by James Glanz.  Phone and Internet networks built in Afghanistan out of a suitcase of cheap electronics cant be censored. Hacking expanding into government sites.  IMF Reports CyberAttack … Continue reading

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Periodic Table Gains 2 Elements

NYT p 18 Thus June 9 The Periodic Table Expands Once Again by AP – adds 114 and 116.  Lawrence Livermore found them.  113 and 115 not accepted yet. “Dr Moody says he does not talk about nhis work at … Continue reading

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Foreclosures booming, food dwindling, Kervorkian dies

Andrew Martin in Sun June 5 NYT has For the Jobless Little US Help on Foreclosure by Andrew Martin.  Treasury given $46 billion to help and has spent $1.85 billion. Also, no food for many as earth warms- A Warming … Continue reading

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