Daily Archives: March 4, 2013

Leftover Links for 4 March 2013

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Got some extra time tonight? Some leftover links today to check out. BBC News – Monsters Inc: Scottish lochs and their creatures. More on Burzynski Colorado PBS: Becoming a wretched hive of scum and quackery? – Respectful Insolence. Is there any evidence that ANY alt med treatment works? Alternative practitioners treat the root causes of…

Those “wonder”ful popular scientists. Praise them?

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There is a bit of a dustup over a Guardian post, popular scientists, “wonder”, and stereotypes. Here we go… In an opinion piece, Eliane Glaser isn’t happy with scientists on TV, specifically, the words and ideas they use. Prof Brian Cox: physicist or priest? | Eliane Glaser | Comment is free | The Guardian. She…

Quackdown in India

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Dangerous “healers” taking advantage of those that can’t afford modern medical treatment in India, get nabbed. Health team nabs 36 quacks, faith healers – The Times of India. Continuing their raid on quacks and faith healers, health officials nabbed as many as 36 persons here on Sunday. The officials said a self-proclaimed doctor in Shervani…

The mystery of the Hindenburg solved

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Hindenburg mystery solved after 76 years. With nearly 100 on board, the 245m airship was preparing to land at Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 6 May 1937, when the age of airship travel ended. In front of horrified onlookers, the Hindenburg exploded and plunged to the ground in flames. Thirty-five of those on board died. Now,…

Walrus makes very rare appearance in Scotland

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A bit of an oddity: Warden surprised to find rare walrus basking on North Ronaldsay | Highlands & Islands | News | STV. Several hundred miles from where the animals are normal spotted, locals were surprised to spot the beast on the shoreline on Sunday. Discovered by Mark Warren, warden at North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory,…