Wednesday show notes 05/30/18
Harvey Weinstein indicted on multiple rape & sex crime charges by grand jury
“A Grand Jury has voted to indict Harvey Weinstein on charges of Rape in the First and Third Degrees, and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. this afternoon. Read the two-page indictment here, but a warning there are some graphic descriptions of sex acts within it.
Ambien maker responds to Roseanne Barr: ‘Racism is not a known side effect’
The drug manufacturer Sanofi has clarified that one of its most popular medications, the sedative Ambien, does not cause racism. Sanofi tweeted: “While all pharmaceutical treatments have side effects, racism is not a known side effect of any Sanofi medication.”
Kids’movie throws long on fire of child sex abuse
Filmmaker Global Road Entertainment has failed – big time – to fulfill its promise to clean up scenes in a children’s movie in which a talking police dog is required to let his genitals be fondled.
Hospital offers treatment for cryptocurrency addicts
Gambling can be addictive. So can spending money. Even collecting things. Just think of all those stories of hoarders’ apartments filled to the light fixtures. Now trading in cryptocurrencies has been found to be addictive, according to a hospital in Scotland, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Glasses wearers really are more intelligent – it’s in the genes
It may seem merely a cliche born of centuries of educated people straining their eyes in dimly-lit libraries, but new genetic research suggests those who wear glasses really are more intelligent.
Scientists Have Figured Out How to 3D-Print Part of the Human Eye
Researchers at the University of Newcastle in England report that they managed to replicate human corneas using a 3D printer and a “bio-ink” made of stem cells from a donor cornea, alginate (a substance found in algae) and the protein collagen.
Daily on Healthcare: Trump signs bill giving patients ‘right to try’ experimental drugs
President Trump on today signed legislation into law that gives patients the “right to try” experimental drugs, cementing a major policy priority for the White House.
Trump’s Budget: $984 Billion Deficit Next Year
When you read the budget message President Donald Trump sent Congress earlier this year, you soon come across a concession that Washington insiders have been making for years — just before they vote for bills they know will massively increase the federal debt.