Monthly Archives: March 2012

Journalism is a tough business–get used to it.

Paul Krugman has a post about how the correctional industry demanded retractions to statements he made in his column. Only he didn’t make the statements that they say he made. As Krugman points out, the point is not to get … Continue reading

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New York Times limits free access even more

The New York Times is changing their free access limit from 20 per month to 10 per month, I think that’s a mistake. I’m a subscriber, so it’s all free to me, but I think that for the paper it … Continue reading

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The value of journalism

I see that This American Life is retracting their Mike Daisy piece about Apple Computer factories in China because of “significant inaccuracies” and because Daisy “lied” to the TAL producers. Wow. To me this is ┬álot about the value of … Continue reading

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Statins may harm muscles and inhibit healing

More evidence that exercise may be the simpler, cheaper and better alternative to drugs for cardiovascular health. An article in the New York Times points out that test in mice show that statins lower the amount of exercise they can … Continue reading

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Otzi had atherosclerosis and lyme disease

Science magazine reports that Otzi, the neolithic iceman who was found preserved on an Alpine pass, not only had a genetic predisposition for atherosclerosis, he also had a severe case of the disorder. Since Otzi didn’t have a modern diet … Continue reading

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