Daily Archives: March 6, 2013

Leftover Links for 6 March 2013

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Have some tasty leftovers tonight. Maybe there was a lack of scientific response because real scientists don’t read Acupuncture journals? Just saying… Responses to the Acupuncture Trialists’ Collabo… [Acupunct Med. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI. A sawfly, an aphid, two types of aphid parasites, three fungus gnats and a type of mite. Eight new species…

Duane Gish, Creationist, dead at 91

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Duane Gish, Senior Vice-President Emeritus for the Institute of Creation Research, anti-evolutionist, died on March 5 at the age of 91. Gish was one of the world’s most infamous Creationist writers and debaters. His ploy was to not use the evidence (which Creationism lacks) in an argument but to use rhetorical devices. He was best…

Chemistry of the crystal skulls confirms their fake origin

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Margaret Sax, conservation scientist at the British Museum, and Jane Walsh, archaeologist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, have worked together to study the lengendary crystal skulls from Central America, supposedly made before the Spanish exploration of the continent. Crystal Skulls Deemed Fake. Walsh has traced fake crystal skulls at the British Museum…

Woman says dolphins helped in rescue

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An interesting story of dolphin rescue. But the headline is a bit too much. Dolphins saved my life: woman – Yahoo!7. A woman says she owes her life to a pod of dolphins after slipping off a cliff and into the sea while trying to rescue her dog. Four-year-old Cocker Spaniel Ramsay often runs into…

The conspiracy and alternative treatment claims swirl around Chavez death

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The Venezuelan President is dead at age 58 from cancer. He was a controversial figure steeped in conspiracy theories. But did he die prematurely because of using alternative cancer treatments? Hugo Chavez received Mayan cosmic energies, says Rigoberta Menchu. But it didn’t help. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sent strong Mayan cosmic energies and will…

Russell Crowe does the UFO thing (UPDATE:solved)

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For entertainment purposes only… Russell Crowe catches ‘UFO’ on video. The usually publicity-shy Gladiator performer said he captured what appears to be several flying objects whizzing over Sydney’s Botanical Gardens earlier this week and he’s posted the results on YouTube. “A friend and I set camera to capture fruit bats rising from Botanic Gardens. This…