Non-Science Fridays

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Don’t go to the ER. So yesterday I was excersizing relatively strenously and after about 40 minutes I started to have some chest pain on the left side along with tightness in my neck and shoulder. Hmmm…good time to stop. It wasn’t really severe so I took a shower but the tightness and some pain…

Give us our Daylight! I was discussing with some friends last night what I think is the most important item on Obama’s adgena. Getting working on the Daylight bailout. We were saving daylight hours all summer long. I presume all those hours went into some daylight bank. But now, we find ourselves in a daylight…

And our divided country will produce the worst of both worlds. The LA city council has passed a resolution that bans fast food restaurants in poor neighborhoods (via Slate – worth moseying over for). This is so paternalistic it’s disgusting. Do poor people make bad food choices? Yes. Should we thus deprive them of choosing…

How to lose respect and relevance in three easy (dance) steps Can this really be happening? Congress in public group therapy with Richard ‘cartoon of myself’ Simmons? Crawl back into your protective bubble and weep my friends, becasue it really happened. Do they know they have 14% approval rating? Obesity is a problem, and Congress’…

So, I haven’t posted in a while. I could explain to you why, but that’s just boring. I’ll be posting more starting next week. And you’ll like it! The FDA gave out bigger bonuses this year than last reports the WP, largely to the upper level management, despite criticism over a lot of public problems…

Warning: Rambling screed approaching. More mean? Maybe, but only if you can empower and inspire people to make a change. Let me give you a three good examples: 1) Breastfeeding is best. By miles. Still, not everyone really knows about the benefits. So there are intense campaigns around to pressure mothers to breast feed. The…

Okay so it’s a sort of sciency Friday. I had a bit of fun reading the Washington Post this morning. EPA or EWTIFUBARTFSA? First up, this article on the largest mining fine in EPA history: 20 million dollars! Now, $20 million isn’t all that much for a huge company like Massey but forget that, let’s…

Non-Science Fridays: Crazies

There are so many things I could write about today but this is just sitting in my head this morning: There are alot of crazies out there. By that I mean not people who are mentally ill, which deserve compassion, but those who are sane and act in crazy ways. This was spurred by this…

Three things I thought you might find interesting today, starting with the shortest: Don’t pass the gas. When you get crude oil, there is usually a natural gas pocket that goes along with it. Most drillers just burn it off. According to the World Bank, the gas burned off last year was enough to supply…

I read a couple of critiques of Going Tribal (Or Tribe depending on whether you watch via the BBC or the Discovery Channel) lately that piqued my interest. The first was by The Times and the other was from Short Sharp Science(S^3). For the uninitiated, the Times gives a pretty good, if rather snarky, synopsis…