Assorted Links

  • The corruption of science by research grants. This reminds me of a BBC documentary called something like Science Under Attack. It was hosted by a Nobel Prize winner (Biology) named Paul Nurse. Part of it was about “climate change denialism”.  If you don’t believe that humans are dangerously warming the planet, Nurse implied, you are somehow attacking science. When people who win Nobel Prizes cannot see that AGW is a crock, something curious has happened.
  • Edward Jay Epstein interviews DSK. “”Thank you so much for your interest in this case,” he says.”
  • Researcher discovers new treatment for her own vertigo. ” A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher who suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and had to “fix it” before she could go to work one day was using a maneuver to treat herself [the usual treatment] that only made her sicker. “So I sat down and thought about it and figured out an alternate way to do it. Then I fixed myself and went in to work” and [thereby] discovered a new treatment for this type of vertigo.”

Thanks to Melissa Francis.

2 Replies to “Assorted Links”

  1. Almost everybody has Vertigo, if you get high enough.

    It is easy to study construction workers, where they start out not that different than the rest of the population, but end up virtually loosing it, after having worked for months on a scaffold or on a roof.

    I have noticed myself, for instance when I have not worked in a ladder for a long time, that you need some getting used to, before you stop getting Vertigo from looking down.

    So the simple way to treat Vertigo, is just to spend hours in an altitude where you get dizzy looking down, and sooner or later it stops, and then you can go higher.

    That construction workers stop having vertigo is also dangerous, as many die from falling down, after behaving like they were working just a couple of meters above ground, when they in reality are perhaps 10 meters or higher.

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