Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Leftover Links for 4 January 2013

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A few real doozies in here today. Don’t miss these. Incredible “Double Helix DNA Cloud” Appears In the Moscow Sky | Who Forted? Magazine. BBC News – Seal seen at Drayton Lakes Reserve – 50 miles from sea. Python purge: Florida contest turns public loose in Everglades | Fox News. Wind farms and abuse of…

Does increased lead exposure account for increases in crime?

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Take a look at this expose about lead in Mother Jones mag. America’s Real Criminal Element: Lead | Mother Jones. New research finds Pb is the hidden villain behind violent crime, lower IQs, and even the ADHD epidemic. And fixing the problem is a lot cheaper than doing nothing. In city after city, violent crime…

Magician and skeptical activist Bob Steiner has died

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James Randi announces the Sad News. […]Robert Steiner, president of the Society of American Magicians – SAM – from 1988 to 1989, an excellent friend of mine who at one time was my accountant, helped me in several investigations of so-called “psychics” both here and in other countries, and was always in full accord with the…

Saqqara dog catacombs hold eight million animal mummies

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Eight million dog mummies found in Saqqara – Ancient Egypt – Heritage – Ahram Online. During routine excavations at the dog catacomb in Saqqara necropolis, an excavation team led by Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an international team of researchers led by Paul Nicholson of Cardiff University…

Mongolian Death Worm hunter Ivan Mackerle dies

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Ivan Mackerle, Czech cryptozoologist and adventurer, who famously popularized the Mongolian Death Worm, has died at 71. Cryptomundo » Ivan Mackerle: Death Worm Hunter Dies.   After a long serious illness the famous journalist and explorer Ivan Mackerle died on Thursday January 3, 2012 [sic, 2013]. He was a great representative of the old honest…

Skeptical activism project gears up to collect for children’s hospital

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Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients aims to make a big donation in the name of infamous cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski. Happy Birthday, Dr. Burzynski! In honor of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Our…

A 180 degree turn on GMOs. Thank science.

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A heartening story about changing your mind. Because he discovered science. Leading Environmental Activist’s Blunt Confession: I Was Completely Wrong To Oppose GMOs. If you fear genetically modified food, you may have Mark Lynas to thank. By his own reckoning, British environmentalist helped spur the anti-GMO movement in the mid-‘90s, arguing as recently at 2008…

Alien reported on Taiwan newscast

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I’m sorry about this one but have at it if you wish. I have no comments, really, other than fakety fake. Extraterrestrial walks on Taiwan’s Newscast Taiwan has an 8’ alien and photos on TV to prove it. Residents of Taitung took photos of the alien back in May, near Jiaming Lake. Only this week…

Patient concerns trump religious preferences in hospital flu dispute

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Hospitals take the flu shot seriously. As should these people, but they don’t. Eight hospital employees oppose mandatory flu shots, get fired Joyce Gingerich, an oncology nurse at IU Health Goshen Hospital, had two options — get a flu shot or lose her job. It was a tough choice, but Gingerich and seven others at…