Giberson calls for one-year moratorium on hospital admissions pending analysis of risks associated with nosocomial infection

Michael Giberson I read recently that as many as 99,000 deaths per year in the United States are linked to nosocomial infection (also known as hospital-acquired infection). I’m outraged, obviously, and relying on the precautionary principle I am calling for a minimum one-year moratorium on hospital admissions so the healthcare industry can bring an end to nosocomial-linked … More Giberson calls for one-year moratorium on hospital admissions pending analysis of risks associated with nosocomial infection

Onion: fruit, vegetable, or economics rag?

Michael Giberson What is the deal with Yahoo Answers? Someone asks whether an onion is a fruit or vegetable, and the voted “best answer” says “An onion is a bulb.” What? Also, I’d be remiss in not sharing this: Continued Existence Of Edible Arrangements Disproves Central Tenets Of Capitalism WALLINGFORD, CT—Upending more than two centuries … More Onion: fruit, vegetable, or economics rag?

Think globally, solve locally?

Michael Giberson Among the casualties of yesterday’s rolling blackouts in the ERCOT power system was a Texas A&M University conference dedicated to helping solve global energy challenges. Via the Texas A&M News and Information Service: Texas A&M System Gearing Up To Help Solve Global Energy Challenges COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 3, 2011—The Texas A&M University System … More Think globally, solve locally?

I detect a fundamental tension in this headline on wind power

Michael Giberson This amusement, courtesy of Examiner.com: “Wind power officially cost effective, AWEA hopes for more incentives from Feds.” The like link is “http://www.examiner.com/green-living-in-national/wind-power-officially-cost-effective,” but I warn you that the site may try to serve you multiple ads, making the experience more trouble than the story is actually worth. The article does, however, make good … More I detect a fundamental tension in this headline on wind power