An excellent pice in the New York Times about how insurance companies, who have no political agenda—for them the bottom line is profit—are taking climate change quite seriously.
From James Lileks.
You make the call. From lileks.tumblr.com.
…but sometimes the bear gets you. Apparently a lot of us may have had early leukemia, or other cancers, and fought it off without even knowing it: Echoes of past encounters with leukemia flow through the veins of people who have never suffered from the disease, a study suggests. The immune systems of cancer-free people […]
From Shorpy: 1953. A glittery Marilyn Monroe along with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and other assorted lovelies in a publicity still for the Technicolor extravaganza “How to Marry a Millionaire.” Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. Link
That would be me. Link
My friend Natalie Golberg just produced her first show, “Casual Stalker”, at Westside Comedy in Santa Monica, and it was fantastic! CASUAL STALKER presents: the best of LA standup comedy. We have stalked the best comics in LA and are bringing you 3 features and 3 headliners for a night of laughs and making creepy […]
Sad to say, Stephen Crohn, one of the few people who seem to be inherently immune to HIV, died at the age of 66, of suicide. Dr Bill Paxton, an HIV researcher, was quoted as saying: “I couldn’t infect the CD4 cells. I’d never seen that before.” Link
“I have read your treatise with interest, and I find your efforts admirable. However, there is a very important question that you did not answer: What is the nature of burning?”
Today’s Washington Post has a nice graphic on what to do when you don’t the conclusions of some research: Obviously, these arguments are often correct. Experimental studies really are better than quasi-experimental studies which really are better than regression analyses which are certainly better than nothing. Big, broadly representative samples really are better than narrow […]