Thursday, 1 October 2009

SiouxWIRE Snippets 10

Revealed: millions spent by lobby firms fighting Obama health reforms
Chris McGreat, The Guardian
Six lobbyists for every member of Congress as healthcare industry heaps cash on politicians to water down legislation

Free will is not an illusion after all
Anil Ananthaswamy, New Scientist
Champions of free will, take heart. A landmark 1980s experiment that purported to show free will doesn't exist is being challenged.

Reading Kafka 'enhances cognitive mechanisms', claims study
Alison Flood, The Guardian
Subjects who had just read Kafka's The Country Doctor were better at recognising patterns in grammar test, psychologists found

Artists Test Limits as China Lets (a Few) Flowers Bloom
Ian Johnson & Sky Canaves, The Wall Street Journal

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