Monthly Archives: December 2010

Homeopathy – expensive water

An article in the online magazine Open Hartosh Singh Bal discusses the lack of rigor in The Times of India. This is a problem with much of the media around the world. There seems to be more interest in the … Continue reading

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Ice volcano on Titan

Saturn’s largest moon Titan has attracted attention over the years since it was first discovered by Christiaan Huygens in 1655. It is the second largest moon in our solar system behind Jupiter’s moon Ganymede and is larger than the planet … Continue reading

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The Spanish Flu – may it never happen again

Harriet Hall, over at Science Based Medicine reviews a book that’s a few years old – The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History, by John M. Barry. According to Dr. Hall, this book gives a … Continue reading

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Jack Bauer and Santa Claus

via Greg Laden

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Happy Solstice – The reason for the season

The winter solstice is upon us, autumn is over and we are entering into winter. The winter solstice is the date of the longest night of the year – the date when the daylight hours begin to overtake the dark.  … Continue reading

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The Mayans were wrong

Ever since the world didn’t end with the new Millennium, the doomsday prognosticators have been searching for the next date for the end times. The last big buzz was the end of the Mayan Long calendar, that has the  world … Continue reading

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Even Klingons Have Christmas

Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” has been made into innumerable movies since Alistair Sim played Ebeneezer Scrooge in 1951. It has been done by The Muppets, Mickey Mouse, Mr. Magoo, The Flintsones, Bugs Bunny, Bill Murray, and Jim Carrey. It … Continue reading

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How to kill a shark

and save the swimmers.  Jump on its head.   From the Macedonian International News Agency Dragan Stevic of Serbia is the new Egyptian hero who killed a large shark which had previously terrorized numerous tourists (injured 4 and killed 1) … Continue reading

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The Model of a Psychopharmacologist

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GM plants and allergies

A paper published in Current Opinions in Biotechnology is discussion the impact of genetically modified plants on allergies. The answer isn’t what most of the anti-GM folks want to hear. By manipulating the genes and proteins in the plant, it … Continue reading

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