worthy links: Rama, acupuncture, disgust and politics (redux), mouse sex
NeuroLogica’s Steven Novella recaps a recent study showing that acupuncture doesn’t work — and points out the clever way in which the failure was spun by the study’s authors.
Over at Not Exactly Rocket Science, Ed Wong talks about work out of Bejing that showed male mice with reduced serotonin levels became less choosy about the sex of their sexual partners. And as should be expected, the sensationalistic headlines from mass media organizations shortly followed. From the BBC: “Sexual preference chemical found” And from CBS News, a NY Post-worthy headline: “Serotonin sex bomb: How to make a mouse bisexual or just really horny”