Director's Blog: Ketamine | NIMH
By now, everyone knows that medication development for mental disorders has hit a wall, pharmaceutical companies have abandoned the search for new medications, and there are no promising new medications on the horizon.
Arizona teacher fired after 25 years over defending student from racist bullying | The Raw Story
A longtime elementary school teacher in Fountain Hills, Arizona was fired on Monday despite reportedly defending a Black student from racially-charged bullying, KNXV-TV reported.
[Ed. Note: Comments from the blog's author have been deleted. She is not allowed to rail against parents who, let's say hypothetically, demand that a teacher be fired over an exchange with their snot-nosed children who were hurling racial epithets; instead of raising said children to know those things are wrong and punishing them for doing them. She especially is not allowed to say that the ignorant and hateful will be the downfall of us all if we don't pound the shitbrains back into the holes out of which they crawled. Think liberals are tolerant? Try that in front of me.]
Analysis: Government's New Doctor Payments Website Worthy of a Recall | ProPublica
In a news release announcing the site's launch, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the goal is "to help consumers understand the financial relationships between the health care industry, and physicians and teaching hospitals."
If that's the goal, the agency hasn't come anywhere near fulfilling it.
Privacy be Damned | Political Irony
Every once in a while, people in positions of power inadvertently reveal not only that their view of reality is distorted, but also that they really have no idea what they are talking about.
Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later | PopSci
This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.
If the U.S. Congress Got to Legislate Physical Laws | Math With Bad Drawings
Warning for those with no stomach for horrific alternate realities; provided one suspends disbelief that Congress could actually do more harm.