Topical simvastatin shown to accelerate wound healing in diabetes Statins continue on the path to sainthood…so far. Maybe using it as a body wash will cure everything.
Java Zero-Day Exploit on Sale for ‘Five Digits’ What a great stocking stuffer for the crook who has everything. Unfortunately, so many websites require java now it’s almost impossible to get anywhere with it shut off.
The Nasal Spray Created to Bring Women Orgasms Smells like another failure in the offing since testosterone has failed in many other trials. Pretty soon men may just have to give up and do the damn dishes.
Women with dense breasts welcome additional screening But how does one know which women have dense breasts before approaching to offer this “additional screening?”
Psychology Uncovers Sex Appeal of Dark Personalities They are more able to fool your better judgement, which partly explains why psychopaths keep getting elected (plus the fact that only a psychopath would run for office).
Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved Or the fudge factor may not exist and the theory is wrong.
Scientists decode watermelon genome Maybe they will finally be able to make mosquitoes taste like watermelon and solve that summertime pest problem.
Protein injection points to muscular dystrophy treatment Like insulin for diabetes, which would be a very big deal.
You Probably Don’t Care Enough About Your Goals Very true. I had a goal to get a job a few years ago and I devoted at least 35 seconds to this goal. But after a string of non-disappointments in non-events, precipitated by inaction and indifference, I finally had to give up on it and find a more appealing goal.
China’s ubiquitous ghost cities Trying to peer behind the opaque curtain of Chinese statistics. I think this interpretation is almost certainly true, but probably not sufficient to be predictive. I have no feel for how the capital consumption extent and rate compares to the actual production of wealth in China, or how much of it actually stays in the country so I really don’t have a long-term prognosis other than central planning on a vast scale can only end in poverty.
New device hides, on cue, from infrared cameras: Tunable material boasts nearly 100 percent absorption If only they’d had this in Predator.
Welcome to the Future of Your Health Insurance. It Sucks. Guess what? It’s been like this for a long time. Even 20 years ago BCBS of Michigan used to allocate a dollar amount of claims to be paid each month and once that was used up, every claim submitted the rest of the month was kicked back with some “problem.” But that’s not an excuse for further socialized medicine, and the couple whining because they had to pay $650 for their child’s medical problem – when they saw a physician they knew didn’t accept any insurance – is a thoroughly disgusting display.
The 401(k) Is a $240 Billion Waste Another thoroughly disgusting display: Calling individuals keeping $240 billion of their money a waste and a subsidy. So what happens in 20 years when that $240 billion has been taken from those individuals and they’re short [another] $240 billion for their retirements? Where is that money going to come from? Even ignoring the issues of ownership, it’s short-term thinking at it’s finest.
The Obama Mandate in Context A third disgusting display: Any talk of an electoral mandate. It would take 90.24% of the vote in 2012 to represent a majority of those eligible to vote. Both candidates together only got 55.5%. Stick any mandate talk back in the orifice from which it was pulled.