Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests

Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests. Researchers have shown for the first time that overconfidence actually beats accurate assessments in a wide variety of situations, be it sport, business or even war. A paper published in Nature September 14 shows that overconfidence frequently brings rewards, as long as spoils of conflict are sufficiently…

Anti-Piracy Lobby Misleads Aussie Press

Anti-Piracy Lobby Misleads Aussie Press for Three-Strikes Campaign The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) tries to mislead the public with new study. After the failed attempt at making ISP iiNet responsible for the copyright infringements of its file-sharing customers, the anti-piracy lobby groups are now once again calling for a three-strikes system.

‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains

BBC News – ‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains. There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it’s making them physically ill.

Doctors slam alternative medicine proposal

Doctors slam alternative medicine proposal – Toronto – CBC News. The British Columbia Medical Association said the draft policy requires “major changes” to reflect that the “products, interventions, diagnostic techniques and assessments of alternative medicine are not generally accepted by the scientific community and that “ethical challenges” arise when physicians form professional affiliations with alternative…

Chiropractors Lash Out in Massive Campaign Against Accrediting Agency

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation: Chiropractors Lash Out in Massive Campaign Against Accrediting Agency. This article describes that the Council on Chiropractic Education, that has an unusual degree of control over licensing chiropractic, is accused of trying to remake the practice into something more akin to modern medicine – by adding drugs and surgery and eliminating…