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The Sellout of the Ivory Tower, and the Crash of 2008 (Excerpt)

Charles Ferguson Huffingtonpost.com Many people who saw my documentary film about the 2008 economic crisis, Inside Job, found that the most surprising, and disturbing, portion of the film was its revelation of widespread conflicts of interest in universities, think tanks, … Continue reading

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Batteries Shown to Pose Risk for Kids

Anna Wilde Mathews Wall Street Journal The proliferation of electronic gadgets in American homes may have an unwelcome side effect: a rising number of emergency-room visits by children who have stuck batteries in their mouths, ears or noses. Of particular … Continue reading

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Destroying Latin America: Journalist Mary O’Grady on Populism, Protectionism, and Prohibition

Mary O’Grady Reason TV “The inequality produced by liberty: This, for the socialist, is the soft underbelly of pro-market rationale and the best place to attack,” says C, a columnist who covers Latin America for the Wall Street Journal. “I … Continue reading

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Radiation Worries Spur ‘Quackery’ Cures

Yoree Koh Wall Street Journal Contamination Fears Have Led Many Japanese to Turn to Questionable Products for Detection and Treatment. TOKYO—In the year-plus since the world’s worst nuclear accident in a quarter century, Japan has seen a run of dubious … Continue reading

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Salmonella Outbreak: Sushi Suspected as Source

Alexandra Sifferlin Time An outbreak of an unusual strain of salmonella called Salmonella Bareilly has hit 19 states and the District of Columbia, infecting 90 people since late January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The … Continue reading

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China to Phase Out Prisoner Organ Donation

Laurie Burkitt Wall Street Journal BEIJING—China officials plan to phase out organ harvesting of death-row inmates, a move to overhaul a transplant system that has for years relied on prisoners and organ traffickers to serve those in need of transplants. … Continue reading

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Rainforest Remedy May Tackle Toothache

Sten Stovall Wall Street Journal LONDON—An anesthetic gel made from a plant found in the Peruvian rainforest could revolutionize dental treatment, researchers from the University of Cambridge said Wednesday. Indigenous tribes in Peru discovered the pain-killing properties of the Acmella … Continue reading

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FDA Warns on Statins

Thomas Burton & Ron Winslow Wall Street Journal The Food and Drug Administration raised safety concerns about the popular class of cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins, warning that patients taking the drugs may face a “small increased risk” of higher blood … Continue reading

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The Genetic Ripple Effect of Hardship

Shirley S. Wang Wall Street Journal Our experiences in life don’t just affect how we learn and behave, they can also mark our genes and influence our children, a growing body of research suggests. Stressful events and drug use appear … Continue reading

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More Doctors ‘Fire’ Vaccine Refusers

Shirley S. Wang Wall Street Journal Pediatricians fed up with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children out of concern it can cause autism or other problems increasingly are “firing” such families from their practices, raising questions about a doctor’s … Continue reading

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