Monday, January 28, 2008

Climate modeling

Perhaps the clearest and most cogent explanation I've seen of why we shouldn't panic when it comes to global warming.

via Maggie's Farm.

Don't treat the old and unhealthy

Well it would lower health care costs.

Captain Ed's thoughts here.

Does cholesterol have anything to do with heart disease?

Maybe not.

via Maggie's Farm.

From the article:
So how did we come to believe strongly that LDL cholesterol is so bad for us? It was partly due to the observation that eating saturated fat raises LDL cholesterol, and we’ve assumed that saturated fat is bad for us. This logic is circular, though: saturated fat is bad because it raises LDL cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol is bad because it is the thing that saturated fat raises. In clinical trials, researchers have been unable to generate compelling evidence that saturated fat in the diet causes heart disease.

Animator vs. Animation

An amazing discovery by Theo over at The Last of the Few. Definitely worth your time.

Is the right right on the Clintons?

If the L.A. Times is asking the question it doesn't bode well for Hillary.

The latest tell-all autobiography from Hollywood.

It's the latest and probably the last tell-all star autobiography from Hollywood's golden age.
But this memoir is a different species entirely from the normal rags-to-riches tale of a big-screen leading man or woman - it's the life of Cheeta the chimpanzee.

Tarzan's famous co-star, who embarked on his screen career in the 1930s alongside Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, is the subject of Me Cheeta, to be published by Fourth Estate in October.

The 75-year-old chimp, now enjoying retirement in a Palm Springs sanctuary, will not be going near the word processor personally. Fourth Estate has teamed him up with a ghostwriter but is promising a "funny, moving and searingly honest" memoir.