I was just out for a bike ride, during which an idle thought came to me about a rule of thumb that might deserve publicity. This rule of thumb is that the mention of wormholes in a popular science book, TV program, etc., indicates that real science is not what’s being discussed. When I got back to my office, I found that USA Today has a new story: String theorists suggest space wormholes possible. The source of the story is this preprint.
Via Twitter, the story’s author did get the obvious response to this claim: this isn’t news since everything is possible in string theory.www.math.columbia.edu
On December 23, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) issued a media release announcing a first step toward major changes in how big, cooperative clinical trials get managed and funded in the USA. The media release seems to have managed to escape anyone’s notice until today. The NCI has historically funded at least some of the prostatecancerinfolink.net
Epilepsy seems a looming threat in US. Columbia University researchers have calculated that one in 26 persons, approximately 3.85 per cent of the population, could develop epilepsy in their lives. In their findings, published in Neurology, they said, "Previous studies that have assessed the risk of developing epilepsy have failed to account for the competing risk of death, significant in the elderly where epilepsy incidence is highest. We report the lifetime risk for feedproxy.google.com
Some yoga studios in the US have started to offer free or discounted yoga classes to the unemployed because of high unemployment rates.
When the national unemployment rate is around 10 percent, it is believed that yoga will help reduce stress, bring calmness, improve concentration and make the unemployed feel good about themselves. Many such people had stopped going to yoga studios thinking it as a "luxury" in tougher times.
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medications in Mexico? I lived in El Paso, Tx, and those farmacies are full of older Americans trying to purchase their medications. If America is so great, why can they not take care of their elders like Mexico do? bigfaqs.com
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