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Wi-Fi in your home can track your moves like Xbox Kinect

Want to switch off the living room lights from bed, change channels while washing dishes, or turn the heat up from the couch? A team at the University of Washington has rigged a standard Wi-Fi home network to detect your movements anywhere in the home and convert them into commands to control connected devices. Gesture…

Government Confirms That Marijuana Prevents Or Cures Certain Cancers

Referring to the NCI report, Patient Rights attorney Matthew Pappas said, “The Federal government’s continuing attack on people prescribed medical cannabis by their doctors is hypocritical considering the benefits reported by its own National Cancer Institute.” Pappas represents patients in defending their right to reasonably obtain medical marijuana. The patients contend the Federal government and…

Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos Definitely Not a Statistical Blunder

Last week, when scientists at CERN published evidence that some particles may be able to travel faster than light, the scientific world was taken aback. Criticism poured in, with many physicists dismissing the results as “hard to believe,” “simply wrong,” and an “embarrassing gaffe.” Now one of those early critics is saying he’s the one…

After weight-loss surgery, new gut bacteria keep obesity away

A study of lab mice, published on Wednesday, begs to differ. It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not – or not only – by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut. Tags:…

Lord Monckton evicted from UN climate summit

LOL – this is classic: After the news conference, and as diplomats gathered for the climate conference president’s assessment of how close countries are to agreement, Monckton quietly slipped into the seat reserved for the delegation of Myanmar and clicked the button to speak. “In the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences,…

Why Bad Science Is Like Bad Religion

In both religion and science, some people are dishonest, exploitative, incompetent and exhibit other human failings. My concern here is with the bigger picture. I have been a scientist for more than 40 years, having studied at Cambridge and Harvard. I researched and taught at Cambridge University, was a research fellow of the Royal Society,…