Monthly Archives: June 2011

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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Prostate cancer screening? Don’t.

Drug companies revelling in potential $500,000 treatments for terminal cases Even New York Times worries that system will break – without realizing extent of abuse Screening saves no lives at all, stats show, and phytochemicals could be best answer at … 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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