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Friday, June 26, 2009

Sunspots 216


Things I have recently spotted that may be of interest to someone else:



Science:
(or Mathematics, or Computing) A new Mersenne Prime number has been discovered, says NPR.

Slate on places to travel to for really good sleep .

Politics:
Robert Samuelson, economist, says that the healthcare plans being put forth by the Obama administration won't really cut costs.

"The political establishment's hubristic refusal to consider how other countries manage health care is encapsulated in the cliché 'uniquely American,' which is what Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., the lead legislator on health care reform, says he wishes his bill to be. . . . the finance committee Baucus chairs could find no place in this year's exhaustive health care hearings for a single expert on how other countries achieve better health outcomes for their populations while typically spending, on a per capita basis, half what we do." From Slate.



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