Daily Archives: November 11, 2012

Leftover Links for November 11, 2012

Ah, you want dessert? Here are a few tasty treats. Cryptozoology is featured on CBS News this morning. Rather the same old stuff. And “living fossil” is a horrible term. Cryptozoology: The hunt for “hidden” animals – CBS News. No surprise here. BBC Has No Alien Contact Policy: DNews Nugget : Discovery News. Here is…

Amityville events left children haunted

The Amityville horror house today in New York.

In an update to an earlier story, here, filmaker, Eric Walter, has made a documentary from his years of research into the Amityville haunting case, “My Amityville Horror”. Still Haunted by Amityville – WSJ.com. […]The film, which will have its New York premiere Saturday at IFC Center as part of the third annual DOC NYC…

Wild mushrooms proved deadly

Death Cap mushroom

2 dead after eating soup with poisonous mushrooms – latimes.com. Two residents of a senior living facility in Loomis, Calif., died after eating a meal that contained wild mushrooms picked on the property, officials said. The women, who were residents of Golden Age Villa, fell ill Friday and were taken to an area hospital, where…

Pterosaur runway story takes a giant leap, science is injured.

Credit: Mark Witton  Pterosaurs: Coolest animals EVER!!!

This story about pterosaurs (prehistoric flying reptiles that lived at the same time as dinosaurs) and flight was published by Live Science and picked up by the Huffington Post. There are problems… it reports on a talk by Chatterjee, et al. given at a national scientific conference. That’s fine, but it fails to mention that…

Want to engage in some bizarre business? Start your own “church”.

This sounds like a textbook version of cult. Exorcisms and exploitation: Uxbridge church under scrutiny – Boston News FOX 25. The Church of the End Times is a tiny church in Uxbridge run by the charismatic Stanley brothers, David and Dennis. The pair, who ran a driveway paving business, had no formal religious training. They…

Boiron produces flawed study on homeopathy treatment for migraine in children

Boiron Laboratories, a world leader in homeopathic medicine manufacturing, has published a study regarding homeopathic treatment of migraine in children. What would you expect the conclusions to be? But, of course! The results of this study demonstrate the interest of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease…

Why would a dog make an effort to bury another dead dog?

A photographer captures strange behavior in his dog. Is this unusual? What was the dog’s intent? Invercargill Dog Buries Dead Dog Field, who was at Oreti Beach, near Invercargill, was walking his dog June when they came across dead hares and a dead dog. June, ignored the hares, but spent the next 10 minutes using her…