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New version of common antibiotic could eliminate risk of hearing loss

This is a note of personal interest, since my acute hearing loss was caused by antibiotics that damaged the nerve cells of my cochlea. This is truly a breakthrough that took decades to solve. From Stanford University Medical Center: On Christmas Eve, 2002, Bryce Faber was diagnosed with a deadly cancer called neuroblastoma. The 2-year-old’s…

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Climate Change and Extinction: What Is Natural?

 Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball | Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis successfully, but inaccurately, present natural events as unnatural. It works, because most don’t know what is natural. They also exploit the public belief that change is gradual over long periods of time. Use of the word “belief” is deliberate, because…

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Decrying “Wishful Science” on NPR(!)

Guest essay by Dr. Patrick Michaels | First, a disclaimer. I don’t listen to NPR. “State radio” bugs me. But I have friends who do, and I was bowled over when one sent me a seemingly innocuous story about the search for a pharmaceutical treatment for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis [ALS], the horrific ailment also known…