Posts Tagged ‘hype’

March 25th, 2019 - 10:47 am § in Hypocrisy, Science

Harvard Biology Star To Cure Aging and Resurrect Dinosaurs

From Jurassic Park to The Fountain of Youth MIT’s alumni magazine often hypes tech,  The latest is the announcement that George Church, a major geneticist given to self promotion worthy of Jurassic park, now is starting a company that will reverse aging. GMO DOGS  MIT’s Technology Revi[...]

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:49 pm § in Misc.

Hype vs Hope in Science

Fast Company Sponsored · Say someone tried to sell you a pill that could boost your energy, improve your body’s ability to repair its DNA, and keep you healthier as you get older. It mi… See More One Of The World’s Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young Elysium Health [...]

November 27th, 2016 - 1:28 am § in Misc.

The New Math: :New York Times reports 95.7 percent fall in quarterly profit <= FALSE

$363.6 million /$367.4 million = 96% fall ?????????????   Drudge: “The New York Times Co reported a 95.7 fall in quarterly profit, hit by restructuring charges related to headcount reductions. Net profit attributable to the newspaper publisher fell to $406,000, or break-even per share, i[...]

April 4th, 2016 - 8:44 am § in Misc., Science

Harvard Medical School Clones Van Gogh’s Ear

NBC News   Working at Harvard’s  Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Artist Diemut Strebe made the replica of van Goh’s ear using living cells from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of Vincent’s brother Theo.   “I use science basically like a type of brush, l[...]

February 13th, 2016 - 10:43 am § in Misc.

A Norwegian View of Sanders and Clinton

Knut Robert Knutsen Bernie Sanders is the first to say that he cannot accomplish everything he WANTS to do without a more progressive congress. The thing about Sanders is that he has aspirations. An endgame that requires action from the electorate and that requires more progressive candidates to see[...]

October 14th, 2015 - 11:07 am § in Misc.

“You honeymooned in the Soviet Union.”

?? Who the hell is Anderson Cooper?? The question has no more basis in reality then the typical Fox fantasies about Obama being a Muslim.  Put bluntly .. Cooper was red baiting to build CNN ratings.   The facts are simple. … Sanders was the mayor of Burlington Vermont when he married his sec[...]

October 6th, 2015 - 7:48 pm § in The Ave Scene

David Brewster: Is the growth issue in Seattle Being Hyped:

David Brewster We really need to stop saying that Seattle is the fastest-growing city in the U.S. Here’s a new survey, with various economic factors included, that puts Seattle in a tie for 62nd. Kent and Bellevue outpace Seattle, locally. Thanks to Bill Bradburd for spotting this study.[...]

September 19th, 2015 - 9:57 am § in Misc.

Brave New World Coming to TV!

The Hollywood Reporter says  Steven Spielberg  is adapting Aldous Huxley‘s novel Brave New World as a scripted series for the NBC. What will Spielberg have wrought?   Brave New World was published in 1932, as Stalin’s Russia and Mussolini’s Italy were rivals for a the newest an[...]

May 14th, 2015 - 8:10 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Stem Cell Fraud

Chuck Murry, Professor of Pathology UW Stem Cell Center A pain clinic in Coeur d’Alene ID is pushing the ability of amniotic stem cells to cure everything from cancer to erectile dysfunction. They are touring the region trying to drum up business. This is scientifically, medically and ethicall[...]

May 8th, 2015 - 8:56 am § in The Ave Scene

Sam Adams brings Apple to beer .. the i-Can!

Here in Seattle we take beer very seriously.  There are hundreds of microbrews, all trying to sell you beer that tastes different and better.  No self respecting brew pub sells beer in a bottle, much less a can.  In the midst of all this Boston’s Sam Adams is not a star.  Most folks here r[...]