Archive for July, 2007

Atheist doctors more likely to care for the poor than religious ones | Press Esc Atheist doctors are likely to practice medicine among the underprivileged than religious physicians, even though most religions call on the faithful to serve the poor, according to the results of large cross-sectional survey of US medical practitioners published in Annals […]



Plane lighter ban to be lifted – U.S. Security – Starting Aug. 4, air travelers will be allowed to carry disposable butane lighters, such as Bics, and refillable lighters, including Zippos, the TSA said. A prohibition will continue on torch-style lighters, which have hotter flames.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Warning of data ticking time bomb The growing problem of accessing old digital file formats is a “ticking time bomb”, the chief executive of the UK National Archives has warned. If everyone spontaneously started using OpenOffice and LaTex, we could all use free software and open formats today. But since […]

One note concert Show on a moving bus It begs the age old question: are rock stars famous because they’re delightfully eccentric, or are they delightfully eccentric because they’re rock stars? Or do they just get away with stuff that I wouldn’t. I’d love to give a “one word” seminar on economics. How would it […]

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Real Men Love the Fifth Element It is a good movie, though I don’t quite think it’s the good movie…

First experimental demonstration of the multipoten…[Environ Health Perspect. 2006] – PubMed Result First experimental demonstration of the multipotential carcinogenic effects of aspartame administered in the feed to Sprague-Dawley rats. I feel like a conspiracy theorist for saying it, but the point of a conspiracy is to make anyone that calls it seem like a nut.

Listening Post – Wired Blogs At today’s Congressional hearing about the new rates for online radio that would essentially destroy it (as readers of this blog already know), SoundExchange, which was scheduled to receive the new royalty payments on Monday morning (since the enforcement date falls on a Sunday), made a startling statement. The SoundExchange […]