GREAT MAMBINO: The Lakers Offseason -
I partake in a dialogue on how the Lakers need to change in this offseason. Hint: not much.
GIZMODO: How Ultraviolet Light Will Sterilize Super Bugs -
Hospital infection rates are on the rise with 1 in 20 Americans already being admitted to the hospital this year, according to CDC estimates, and in some instances, winding up more sick than when they arrived. These infections kill around 100,000 vulnerable patients and cost the healthcare industry $30 billion annually. To combat hyper-infectious agents like Clostridium difficile (C-diff) or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), doctors are turning to a different method of disinfection to destroy bacteria by tearing their DNA apart with UV light.
Beyond cool. And so powerful
Best thing ever: thai chicken wings -
Shasta Lake From Air | California (by Vassili Broutski)
Therapy Llamas! Incredible story
Read the rest at Slate
It's 'baa'... not 'bark'! Lamo the sheep is so convinced he's a dog, he fetches sticks, wears a collar and likes to go for walkies -
Owner Jennifer Jones, 45, who runs Rockfield Animal Rescue in Wentnor, Shropshire, raised Lamo along with her three puppies after he was hit by a car.
Replicating Research: Austerity and Beyond -
This is fascinating - must read on how broken the academic review process, as well as how sweeping (and incorrect) assertions can be made from one flawed study that have real ramifications for thousands, if not millions of lives. All because they forgot to sum properly. Show me the Excel!
Powerful political arguments have been made on flawed data, and it’s time that such research was better policed, an economist writes.
Effect of Organic Food on Fruit Flies -
A middle-school experiment using fruit flies and organic foods has won publication in a national scientific journal and spurred a debate about the relative benefits of organic eating.