Copyright’s Robot Wars Heat Up as Algorithms Block Live-Streams First and Ask Questions Later

September 7, 2012 | By Kurt Opsahl  and Parker Higgins Copyright’s robot wars have burst onto the scene of streaming video sites, silencing live feeds with bogus infringement accusations and no human oversight. Two examples from just the past week show the danger that lies ahead if copyright enforcement is left to bots alone, and…

Greeks stage mock hangings in protest at austerity measures as European Central Bank riles Germans with euro debt plan: With the Support of Greek Security Forces

Nearly 2,000  members of the Greek security forces attended rally in protest at austerity  measures and proposed pay cuts Took place on  same day as ECB launched new plan to save the euro by buying the debt of  troubled eurozone countries Bold plan  triggered a row with Germany which views it as central bank funding…

National Deficit Outlook Unchanged Under Obama: UMD Policy Analysis: Fault on all sides, and a Failure to Act

For Immediate Release September 6, 2012 Contacts: Jennifer Talhelm, 301-405-4390 or jtalhelm@umd.edu Public Policy’s Philip Joyce Offers Election Policy Fact Check COLLEGE PARK, Md. – From a public policy point of view, the national debt accumulation since President Obama took office is largely a result of policies put in place prior to his inauguration, says…

Report: Strategies to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus in soldiers

Contact: Krista Hopson khopson1@hfhs.org 313-874-7207 Henry Ford Health System IMAGE:Led by Michael Seidman, M.D., the research team is the first to identify how acoustic trauma from machinery and explosive devices damages the inner ear cells and breaks down cell… Click here for more information. DETROIT – Antioxidants, dietary supplements and high-tech brain imaging are among…

Are America’s war vets ageing prematurely? Alarming study reveals how a young traumatized U.S. soldier can suffer same brain deterioration as a 70-year-old

Consortium in  Boston is studying PTSD in young veterans and those exposed to traumatic brain  injury In veterans  no older than 30, brain imaging sometimes looks like that of a  70-year-old Current  diagnosis includes self-reporting, but scientists hope to create concrete  biological factors for measuring disorder By Beth Stebner PUBLISHED:12:50 EST, 6  September 2012| UPDATED:15:33…

Family told ten rare Double Eagle gold coins worth $80 million obtained in ‘uncertain circumstances’ belong to the U.S. not them

By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED:13:10 EST, 6  September 2012| UPDATED:15:47 EST, 6 September 2012 A judge has ruled that ten rare gold coins  worth $80 million belong to the U.S. government and not to a family that had  sued the U.S. Treasury, claiming it had illegally seized them. The disputed coins are among the rarest …

Samsung accused of exploiting younger workers in China

Workers barred from sitting during shifts and some suffer physical and verbal abuse, alleges China Labor Watch Charles Arthur and agencies guardian.co.uk,             Wednesday 5 September 2012 11.04 EDT A Samsung production line in South Korea. The electronics company is accused of exploiting workers in China. Photograph: Choi Jae-Ku/AFP/Getty Images Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest…

Homeopathic Cream calendula ointment, out performed those using the topical agent trolamine and placebo.

Reposted at request and open debate from 2009 Contact: Jennifer Beal wbnewseurope@wiley.com 44-124-377-0633 Wiley-Blackwell Homeopathic medicines: Can they help relieve side-effects of cancer therapy? Drugs and radiotherapy given for cancer can cause unpleasant side effects such as nausea and vomiting, mouth sores, dermatitis, and menopausal symptoms. Around a third of patients with cancer use complementary…

Homeopathic solutions for a global catastrophe: Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning?

Reposted at Request and debate 2003 Study Contact: Gemma Bradley press@biomedcentral.com 44-207-323-0323 BioMed Central Arsenic remedy for arsenic poisoning? A homeopathic remedy made from arsenic oxide could ease the suffering of the hundreds of millions of people at risk from arsenic poisoning worldwide.  Research, published this week in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, suggests that…

The memory of water is a reality, pseudoscience?

Repost from 2007 Contact: Tanya Wheatley t.wheatley@elsevier.com 44-186-584-3824 Elsevier The memory of water is a reality New issue of Homeopathy journal explores water memory effects Oxford, UK, 01 August 2007 –  A special issue of the journal Homeopathy, journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy and published by Elsevier, on the “Memory of Water” brings together…

BP executives sought to blame “blue collar rig workers”: U.S.: “”This was a decision designed to ensure that the public and legal lines of accountability would be focused exclusively on blue collar rig workers and other contractor/defendants – but at all cost, not upon BP management and the inexplicable behaviors that coursed through the pages” of the internal BP emails.”

By David IngramPosted 2012/09/06 at 7:25 pm EDT WASHINGTON, Sep. 6, 2012 (Reuters) — BP executives wanted to concentrate blame for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster on “blue collar rig workers” in order to save themselves, U.S. government lawyers wrote in a court document that until Thursday was partially redacted. According to the newly…

Statins Lower Testosterone, Libido

This is a requsted Repost from 2010 link to abstract below: By Kathleen Doheny WebMD Health News Reviewed byLaura J. Martin, MD April 16, 2010 — Statin therapy prescribed to lower cholesterol also appears to lower testosterone, according to a new study that evaluated nearly 3,500 men who had erectile dysfunction or ED. ”Current statin therapy is…

IOM States ” roughly $750 billion — was wasted on unnecessary services, excessive administrative costs, fraud, and other problems” in 2009

Date:  Sept. 6, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs WASHINGTON — America’s health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality…