Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science The Guardian (UK) Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however bad, can now be printed in a journal that claims to be peer-reviewed. Peer review is the process that decides whether your work gets published in an academic journal. It doesn’t…
Climate and weather: Extreme measures : Nature News. When the weather gets weird, as happens a lot these days, one question inevitably arises from reporters, politicians and the general public alike: is this global warming? For the most part, climate researchers have shied away from answering…Lately, however, that reluctance has started to fade.
Video Shows Controversial Forensic Specialist Michael West Fabricating Bite Marks. Women convicted of crime based on testimony of a disgraced bitemarks expert. West claimed to have found bite marks on alleged victim Kim Williams that medical personnel hadn’t seen.
Finally, a Syfy Reality Show That’s Actually Scary. A new paranormal “reality” show premiers on SyFy Channel (US) tonight. Website io9 says it’s actually scary.
Study Dumps Colon Cleansing as Useless and Dangerous | LiveScience. Doctors have long argued that colon cleansing is money down the proverbial toilet, utterly useless for good health and a huge waste of time and money.
2011 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists » Parsec Awards.
Remember Sept. 11? No you don’t: Ottawa Citizen. Everyone remembers September 11, right? Especially the president. Yet, President Bush was caught telling different versions of his memory of the events that day. Was he lying? Was it a conspiracy?
‘Foo Fighter’ UFOs Recorded In Colorado | Ghost Theory. A recently uploaded video to YouTube shows similar objects like those WWII ‘foo fighters’ flying at amazing speeds across the dark Colorado skies on September 5th, 2011.
UFOs Reportedly Sighted at Notre Dame Stadium During Lightning Delay Video – NESN. “As they looked at the lightning, other objects (whitish) were flying about in the clouds. One of these objects was recorded going straight then suddenly made a sharp curve disappearing into the same cloud that a few seconds earlier shot lightning out.”
Toronto psychic pressured to accept $1 M challenge – CBC News. The founder of a skeptic organization that has offered $1 million to anyone who can prove they have psychic powers is calling on a Toronto-based medium to accept the challenge after she suggested last week she would consider it. Source: @JREF on Twitter They…
Lottery ticket sales increase across country – ABC News. Despite a struggling economy — or perhaps because of it — lottery ticket sales have surged across the USA.
Giant Crocodile captured alive in Phillipines. Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday.
Month of birth may suggest what career a baby will have – Independent.ie Being born at a certain time of year may influence everything from choice of profession to future health risks, a new study has found.
Jesus shadow seen on top of Cirque of Mafate | Mail Online. Amateur photographer Luc Perrot was stunned when he saw the apparition 2,000ft up on top of the volcanic Cirque of Mafate peak, on the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
Push to label most alternative medicines as ‘untested’ | theage.com.au. AUSTRALIA’S therapeutics watchdog is considering the radical option of requiring alternative medicines to contain an ”untested” disclaimer on their labels.
Swedish man ‘shoots down UFO’ – Telegraph The 23-year-old man, who has a history of mental illness, fired two pistol shots through his apartment window before opening fire from the window at what he imagined to be were alien invaders.
Huge Luminous Disk Observed Over Beijing and Shanghai | China News | Epoch Times.
http://www.isu.edu/rhi/about.shtml Dr. Jeff Meldrum had started an online journal for Bigfoot / Sasquatch research.
Documents show feds believed in yeti
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