More crap


The Cheerful Oncologist:

Do Prayers for the Sick Make a Difference?

Afarensis: What Can Pigs Tell Us About the Peopling of the Pacific:

Recent research on the question analyzed the mtDNA from pigs across Asia and the Pacific.

ScienceDaily: Crops Feel The Heat As The World Warms:

Over a span of two decades, warming temperatures have caused annual losses of roughly $5 billion for major food crops, according to a new study by researchers at the Carnegie Institution and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | £350,000 damages for ‘binned’ art:

A High Court judge has ordered an art storage company to pay £350,000 for accidentally binning an artwork by Turner Prize winner Anish Kapoor.

Mr Schelps sued the company for damages or the return of the piece, which he bought in 2004 for £20,000 and put in storage before Kapoor was due to carry out restoration work.

Fine Art Logistics admitted that it was impossible to return it because it had been placed in a skip for disposal, and offered to pay £587.13.

Wired 15.03: Be More Than You Can Be:

Inside the Pentagon’s human enhancement project.

I’m a little surprised that this stuff isn’t much further advanced than it sounds — have we really not gotten this little past NASA’s liquid-cooled underwear?
The Frontal Cortex : Neuroscience and Science Writing:

Neuroscience and Science Writing

GMO corn causes liver, kidney problems in rats: study: Scientific American:

PARIS (Reuters) – Environmental group Greenpeace launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, saying on Tuesday that rats fed on one version developed liver and kidney problems.

Greenpeace said a study it had commissioned that was published in the journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Technology showed rats fed for 90 days on Monsanto’s MON863 maize showed “signs of toxicity” in the liver and kidneys.

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