How Many People Does It Take to Crash Obamacare?

No, that’s not a setup for a joke, like “How many Libertarians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” (“None, the market will provide correction.”) Really, how many do you think? The administration is saying that Healthcare.gov is non-functional because millions and millions of people are trying to access it. In other words, it’s [Read More...]

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Dick Cheney’s Unhackable Heart

Let’s take the cheap “Dick Cheney has a heart?” jokes as read and move on to the story at hand, viz: Dick Cheney had the software for his implanted defibrillator altered to prevent remote hacking. In an interview with 60 Minutes, Cheney admits to asking for wireless features to be disabled: Cheney says that he [Read More...]

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Human Organs On a Chip

Testing new drugs and treatments is challenging, expensive and time consuming. DARPA is investing $24 million in researching a promising bioprinting project that could create a “body on a chip” that simulates organ functions to shorten the testing process: The 2-inch “body on a chip” would represent a realistic testing ground for understanding how the human [Read More...]

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A Brief Rant on the Looming American Health Care Disaster

Salty language ahead. I decided to blog angry, which I rarely do. Sometimes anger is clarifying. Writers, artists, musicians, etc are set to lose their health care under Obamacare changes. Sweet sweet poetic justice. As I get put through the wringer over changes this asshole and his asshole supporters forced on us (we just lost [Read More...]

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MamaNatalie: The Childbirth Simulator

Before I get to the news part of this post, let’s start with the led graph: from the CNet story: In some glorious day in the future, babies will be born via artificial uterus. The technology exists in science fiction so it’s bound to become science fact. But until then, we’re stuck with the miracle of [Read More...]

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In the Midst of Life, We Are in Death

My father and his parent, 1942

After a long final illness, my father finally passed away early this morning at the age of 90. Although he lived well and died at home, it was an emotional and physical rollercoaster at the end, and I was left trying to figure out the point of it all. Does it mean something, or is [Read More...]

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Head Transplants?

  This had been tried on animals since the 1950s, but the problem has always been connecting the spinal chord. I don’t doubt that, at some point in the future, the technology will exist to make this possible, and one scientist thinks he may be getting closer: Canavero describes in a recent paper a step [Read More...]

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Administration Issues Final Rules on Contraception Coverage and Religious Organizations

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This just came from the White House Office of Communications. Offered without comment, but there are no surprises here: Today, the Obama administration issued final rules that balance the goal of providing women with coverage for recommended preventive care – including contraceptive services prescribed by a health care provider – with no cost-sharing, with the [Read More...]

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