Pseudo Random News and Comment

Lifting the Veil of Morality: Choice Blindness and Attitude Reversals on a Self-Transforming Survey  This pliability is likely the main reason for the political success of any number of psychopaths, and their ability to carry out heinous policy which later seems inexplicable.

Study suggests that a poor sense of smell may be a marker for psychopathic traits  The world will be relieved to know both THE Woman and I have a keen sense of smell (and she smells great).

Beeswax as Dental Filling on a Neolithic Human Tooth  Dental practice isn’t as advanced as we thought. Different materials, but still the same practice.

Why Is Trading So Hard?  It’s your fault, with help from everyone else.

To Succeed, Forget Self-Esteem Maybe a better way to deal with yourself will help.

The 100 Percent Accurate Trading Newsletter Technology has made this type of fraud much more cost-effective. I always find this type of crime interesting because it requires intentional failure to succeed, which I think explains the relative rarity of the strategy despite its guaranteed success.

Battles between steroid receptors to regulate fat accumulation  Have I mentioned how much I hate glucocorticoids lately?  Even the eye drops after cataract surgery alter my metabolism, and this says it will be soon be making me fat in all the wrong places again.

Stroke blood test that could increase use of most effective treatment five-fold  There is only a very small window where use is effective so rapid determination of when it happened is a big deal.

Patients at teaching hospitals don’t fare worse with trainee doctors, research shows  I can’t decide if this is good news or bad news. I feel better about the trainees, but worse about the rest, who keep killing you at the same rate as the trainees.

Wild boars are reservoir of HEV: High prevalence among forestry workers in eastern France Why are they sharing needles with those pigs?

All Good Ideas Go Too Far  The trouble with forced charity

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