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Burn it! Burn it all down!

How to demolish the oligarchy in 3 easy steps American democracy has been tainted by lobbying and corporate interests. How do we fix it? Blow it all up This is a nice clean summary of some of the pivotal … Continue reading

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Physicists ‘skeptical’ of global warming

Semantic battle among physicists forces a restatement of their stance on climate change Semantics is very important in science and I agree that the 2007 version was non-scientific: The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating … Continue reading

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Passphrases That You Can Memorize — But That Even the NSA Can’t Guess This is sort of a re-tweet, but having studied a bit of the science behind cryptography over the years (I once ‘invented’ an encryption algorithm and … Continue reading

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Processing is the problem

Your microwave dinner is making you obese: What the food industry doesn’t want you to know New research indicates processed foods are even more harmful to our health than previously thought A bit of a misnomer, the microwave has … Continue reading

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Compact Fusion

Lockheed is claiming it can solve the world’s energy problems: I think it is hubris that makes a claim that they can go from nothing to a working prototype in 5 years when collectively the world’s best research scientists … Continue reading

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Big Data Analysis to find Nuclear Submarines?

Are Submarines About to Become Obsolete? I got to admit I was skeptical when I first read the title. People have been trying for decades to find a way to easily locate submarines with little to show for it, … Continue reading

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AA for Obesity

Diet and exercise not enough, obesity experts say There is increasing evidenced that many chronically obese people are that way because of the gut flora (e.g.), so if this is a medically treatable condition, what distinguishes it from any … Continue reading

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Common detergent causes birth defects in mice!

Missing Mouse Mojo Cracking the case of laboratory mice that suddenly stopped reproducing involved a little chemical sleuthing The abstract from the article: Quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are antimicrobial disinfectants commonly used in commercial and household settings. Extensive use … Continue reading

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Our ‘Justice’ system is even more corrupt than I thought!

Will HSBC Deal Come Back to Haunt Loretta Lynch? Deal to save HSBC’s American office looks very bad in retrospect Got to be read to be believed, but the gist of the matter is the ‘punishment’ that our so-called … Continue reading

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Watchdogs watch in private

’22 fraudulent clinical trials’ on FDA radar ‘hidden from journals and public’ A trawl of internal documents held by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revealed official action due to “significant departures from good clinical practice” against … Continue reading

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