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.

My Amityville Horror movie available this month


IFC and SundanceNow have teamed up for the release of My Amityville Horror. The documentary will be available on-demand on March 15th, with a limited theatrical release expected to take place this spring. First Trailer for My Amityville Horror | Daily Dead. from My Amityville Horror (2012) – Plot Summary. For the first time in 35 years,…

Anti-vaxers to gather in Vancouver (UPDATE)


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


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


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…

Unseen danger in used clothing: Demon-infestation


I threw this story into Leftover Links a few days ago since it made me laugh but now it’s in Salon and getting wider guffaws. Pat Robertson never fails to say something utterly ridiculous. I’m beginning to think he might be a poe… Pat Robertson: There could be demons attached to your thrift store finds…

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


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


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…