Nature, the IT Wizard

Nature manages information, the currency of life, with exquisite efficiency. BY KELLY CLANCY ILLUSTRATIONS BY KELLY CLANCYJUNE As space exploration geared up in the 1960s, scientists were faced with a new dilemma. How could they recognize life on other planets, where it may have evolved very differently—and therefore have a different chemical signature—than it has on Earth? James Lovelock, father of the Gaia theory, gave this advice: Look for order. Every organism is a brief upwelling of structure from chaos, a self-assembled wonder that must jealously defend its order until the day it dies. Sophisticated information processing is necessary to … Continue reading Nature, the IT Wizard

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST EXPOSES THE FRAUDULENT BACK PAIN INDUSTRY

by Anna Hunt, Staff ,Waking Times A recently published book by investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin reveals that the back pain industry may be more crooked than you think. In her book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, Ramin exposes the motive behind frightening diagnoses and the influence of pharmaceutical companies. In addition, she shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods and spinal injections. It is estimated that about 62 million American adults suffer from some type of back pain. The back pain industry is worth about $100 billion dollars per year. Nevertheless, most treatments and … Continue reading INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST EXPOSES THE FRAUDULENT BACK PAIN INDUSTRY