Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

Leftover Links for 1 March 2013

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It was a rough day and I’m behind on posts. Only these two leftovers for you but I’ll catch up soon…Enjoy the weekend. Fluoride returns to Pinellas County’s water | Tampa Bay Times. Melba Ketchum forgot to renew her website for her Bigfoot DNA study. Oops.

Anti-vaxers to gather in Vancouver (UPDATE)

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This is truly an anti-science, anti-reason, incredibly dangerous website. They are planning a summit on vaccine resistance. Vaccine Resistance Movement. The Vaccine Resistance Movement is hosting ‘Vaccine Summit: Vancouver 2013′, a full-day, interactive symposium on vaccines, to take place March 12th at SFU’s downtown campus. Veteran researchers, front-line workers, nutritional experts & parents will be…

Antiscience overtakes science in the Weblog Awards

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The “Bloggies” seem to have been gamed by climate change denialists who have scuttled the science category. Climate sceptics ‘capture’ the Weblog Awards science category. When this year’s shortlists were released earlier this week, not only was the science or technology category flooded with climate sceptics blogs, but they had also spread into other categories,…

Fishy story regarding mass death of devil rays

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This story was reported in a confusing way. At first it seemed they had just washed upon shore en masse but that was not the case. Gaza’s massive haul of devil rays sparks big fish story | The Times of Israel. Palestinian fishermen on Wednesday dragged hundreds of endangered rays out of the waters off…

James Randi responds to Storr’s ‘Social Darwinism’ quote

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Will Storr has a new book out about belief and skepticism. In it is a controversial quote by James “The Amazing” Randi. Randi has now responded to this controversy. Here is an example of the pieces that came out berating Randi’s comments.James Randi: Let Survival of the Fittest “Act Itself Out” On Those With Low…

The earth opened and swallowed him up

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This is like a nightmare. But it’s real. Florida man swallowed by sinkhole feared dead – CNN.com. A Florida man lying in bed fell into a sinkhole that opened suddenly beneath the bedroom of his suburban Tampa home, calling out to his brother for help as he fell, a fire department spokeswoman said Friday. Five…

Panther sighting in Norwich – Police turn to social media

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When news travels on Twitter, is that good or bad? Police appeal after ‘panther’ sighting in Norwich – Norwich Evening News. Police in Norwich have made an unusual appeal – for people who spotted a panther-like creature roaming close to Norfolk County Council’s headquarters. Norwich police took to social media site Twitter today to make…