The Strange Remains the Same for 16 June 2014

Yes, yes, yes. It’s another slow news day. Frankly, I’m being more particular with the stories I put up. Confidentially, I’m working on some personal project stuff so I’m a bit pressed for time. But keep sending me the good stories! I love that the Remains of the Day get so many hits. You, insomniacs. :-)

Whooping cough reaches epidemic level in California : LIFE : Tech Times.

BBC News – Pandas will not predict World Cup, says China.

Reminder: What is Skepticism! Six Things Michael Mann Wants You to Know About the Science of Global Warming | Blog | BillMoyers.com.

Stan Romanek Legal Defense Fund by Michael Vogt – GoFundMe.

The Man Who Introduced the World to Flying Saucers – Megan Garber – The Atlantic.

Rare yellow lobster found off Niantic coast | WTNH.

BBC – Future – A lie detector on your phone.

I need your help. Everyone’s. Even if you don’t identify as a “skeptic” (in fact ESPECIALLY so). Can you please take a look and provide your comments there or privately.

Your help needed: What do you want and need from a “skeptic community”? | Doubtful — by Sharon Hill.

I leave you with this: Epic Rap Battle you do not want to miss.

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  2 comments for “The Strange Remains the Same for 16 June 2014

  1. Indrid Cole
    June 17, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    The FCC is currently considering a proposal to end Net Neutrality and allow the telecommunications industry to transform the internet into a pay-to-play system, which would probably put an end to non-essential websites like Doubtful News. It’s not weird, but it is scary.

  2. John Ruge
    June 17, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    I’m replying in response to the post about the whooping cough epidemic in California. I understand the implied connection between this post & the antivaxxers, of course. However, a recent article in Science News (https://www.sciencenews.org/article/whooping-cough-bounces-back) also seems to blame a change in the vaccine in the 1990s that reduced it’s effectiveness for whooping cough. The article didn’t seem to address the antivaxxers, but it seems plausible that these work in tandem, making whooping cough incidence especially susceptible to the antivax movement.

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