1) washingtonpost.com/wonkblog: One big myth about medicine: We know how drugs work
Knowing why a drug works has historically trailed the treatment, sometimes by decades. Some of the most recognizable drugs — acetaminophen for pain relief, penicillin for infections, and lithium for bipolar disorder, continue to be scientific mysteries today.
1) thedish.com: Sarah Palin: Anti-Christian
And she seems to endorse it as an introduction to captivity. “Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists” is a glib statement but a revealing one. Baptism is the beginning of something, an introduction. And so torturing prisoners accused of terrorism is a signature of the America Palin believes in. It’s how we welcome them to our prison camps.
2) the.week.com: This is a perfect example of why scientists don’t vote Republican
It’s no wonder that only six percent of scientists are Republican.
And all of them economists! ;)