Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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