Pseudo Random News and Comment

Top story: The cure for obesity is at hand!  Study proves masturbation leads to weight loss.

So what does make humans unique?  Sharing changed the world, not Steve Jobs.

How Do Childhood Diagnoses of Type 1 Diabetes Cluster in Time?  More support for infectious agents as the trigger.

Is Fukushima Radiation Causing the Epidemic of Dead and Starving Sea Lions In California? When you are at the top of the food chain everything gets concentrated so it wouldn’t be too surprising.
Yes, the Chinese are the Borg. And yes, they are spying on you  Based on recent personal experience, internet communication is being disrupted a lot more this year than last too.
Tornadoes Here, Tornadoes There, Tornadoes Everywhere?  Has an interesting map which also demonstrates tornadoes don’t like mountains. Something I need to remember the next time I have a nightmare about tornadoes.
Are B-Cells to Blame for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?  Intriguing, though small, studies hint that they are. It could also explain why my chronic fatigue went away as my kidneys failed. Still, the treatment they used is nothing to be trifled with.
The evolutionary consequences of infidelity: Can extra-pair relationships give rise to sexual dimorphism?  As usual any study on sexual selection is almost guaranteed to get linked here.
“Betray Your Bank Before Your Bank Betrays You”  After the last 5 years I’m amazed anyone still needs to be told this, but the lack of fleeing depositors says they do.
Jim Chanos on the Cycle of Frauds Excellent interview on a pervasive problem.
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