A new paradigm in learning?

A $1 million bet on students without teachers
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/27/opinion/ted-prize-students-teach-themselves/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

I have a very strong objection to increasing the power of the “educational industrial complex“. I also have a strong objection to the current US paradigm of deliberately destroying …

Flu vaccine = total waste of time, money and resources

Does the Vaccine Matter?
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/11/does-the-vaccine-matter/307723/

Personally I never felt the flu vaccine was worth a damn because every time I got one I felt like total crap for several days and didn’t see how there was any sort of payoff …

More on the importance of the microbiome

Connection between dirty diapers, childhood health
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/14/health/time-bacteria-children/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13

I wrote earlier about the potentially huge issues regarding the microbiome, this article shows its importance starts at the very earliest days. Normal birth (i.e., vaginal) gives a ‘gift’ of a bacterial culture …

Diet soda just as deadly as the real thing

Study: Diet Soda Increases the Risk of Diabetes. Why Do We Still Drink This Stuff?
http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/study-diet-soda-increases-risk-diabetes-why-still-192600358.html

Earlier I mentioned some science that shows that diet sodas make you drunker than regular soda, this time it is research that indicates …