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David Edwards – Social Security Takes Disabled Woman’s Money Over Free Baseball Tickets

The Social Security administration said that it will take money from a disabled Missouri woman after she accepted free tickets to a baseball game. Joyce Jeter told WDAF that she has an incurable disease called neurofibromatosis. The disease causes tumors to appear on her body. Her leg had to be amputated after one tumor tested positive for cancer. “I’m in constant pain …

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Reporting of clinical trial results by top academic centers remains poor

Dissemination of clinical trial results by leading academic medical centres in the United States remains poor, despite ethical obligations – and sometimes statutory requirements – to publish findings and report results in a timely manner, concludes a study in The BMJ this week. Researchers found that only 29% of completed clinical trials led by investigators at major US academic centers were published within two …

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Natalie Wolchover – A New Physics Theory of Life

Why does life exist? Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck. But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life follow from the fundamental laws of nature and “should …

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Chet Bowers – Is the Digital Revolution Sowing the Seeds of a Techno-Fascist Future?

Before criticizing the title of this piece as excessively alarmist, the guiding ideology of the digital revolution, as well as the cultural changes it has already introduced, need to be compared with the characteristics of fascism. It is also important to recognize that fascism differs between cultures. Italian fascism was different in several important ways from German fascism, and if …

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New Alternative Energy Source Could Also ‘Make Us Healthier’

Monopolies are nothing new to humanity. For industries and corporations whose life blood revolves around their bottom line, it only makes sense to always push to monopolize their market by any means necessary. However, the existence of a monopoly does not suggest that there haven’t been, or aren’t currently, better ways and products; it simply means that the general public …