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Measles ‘eliminated’ in four Western Pacific countries, according to World Health Organization

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Would that we read such headlines more often… Measles Eliminated in Four Western Pacific Countries – WHO (Wall Street Journal): The World Health Organization has declared the elimination of measles in four of 37 areas it covers in the Western Pacific, a region that is home to more than 1.8 billion people and includes some…

Is Bill Nye the captain of our national scientific debate team? (UPDATE: Another score for Nye)

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Now he takes on the topic of global warming. “Meet the Press” to host climate change “debate” between GOP’s Marsha Blackburn and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” – Salon.com. This Sunday, “Meet the Press,” the renowned televised political news forum, will host a discussion of climate change — perhaps the single most pressing issue of…

2014 UFO congress and conference underway

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It’s time for the world’s largest UFO conference UFO conference to be held in Valley. UFOs, Aliens, Area 51 and Bigfoot will all be targets for believers and skeptic alike at the 2014 International U.F.O Congress and Conference here in the Valley. Alejandro Rojas helped put together this year’s conference. He said this year there…

The Great Debate: Science trumps Creationism

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Ham on Nye: Deny deny deny… In a sometimes frustrating, sometimes boring, but consistently civil discussion about the definition and importance of science, two speakers with opposing worldviews presented their evidence to a sellout crowd and hundreds of thousands of online viewers. Who Won Bill Nye’s Big Evolution Faceoff? – NBC News.com. Bill Nye the…

Ham on Nye: Tickets sold out in minutes

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Does this make anyone else feel physically ill? Bill Nye, Ken Ham Creationism Debate Tickets Sell Out in Minutes; Streaming Info Released. Tickets for the upcoming debate on the viability of creationism between “The Science Guy” Bill Nye and Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham sold out within minutes, but information has been released…

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Hey everyone:

Many of you tell me this is your favorite site to hit daily. I’m so proud of that. According to our WordPress stats, we had over 3 million page views last year and over 2000 new posts! If you would like to help us get some recognition for that, nominate us in the category of your choice for the 14th annual web blog awards – The Bloggies. You only need to put in three different URLs per ballot so only vote for the sites and categories you like or follow. Add your favorites in other categories as well. Bloggers work really hard for little reward so recognition like this is appreciated.

Nominate now until January 26 when a selection of voters will pick winners.

Thanks for your support in 2013. It was a great year!

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Witches and Satan links to Halloween

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Happy Halloween. Many people of a religious nature dislike Halloween due to it’s connection to the occult subject of witchcraft and devil worship. Does this have any merit? Halloween is the feast of Satan, warns former ‘witch high priest’. Should we be worried? – Telegraph Blogs. Fundamentalist Christians are also in their element. Given that…

Advertiser promotes event with chupacabra contest

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Everyone jump on the cryptid contest bandwagon! Cricket Wireless offers bounty for legendary creature’s safe capture Friday | Cricket Wireless. Cricket Wireless is offering a $100,000 bounty for the safe capture of the yet-to-be-discovered by science “Chupacabra” during the 2013 El Chupacabra de San Antonio 5K and 10K on Friday, July 26. If the Chupacabra…

Snazzy symposium for Bigfoot blimp project

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The Falcon Project was announced last year. It’s a state-of-the-art remote-control camera-equipped airship on the search for Sasquatch. Dr. Jeff Meldrum hopes that the manuverable and silent vehicle will allow researchers an unprecedented view of the rugged forest and find proof of Bigfoot. But they need money. First, they teamed with Olympic beer. Now they are offering a symposium…

Manhattanhenge! An annual tradition.

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So very pretty. But just a coincidence of architecture. There was no particular design to this. Quotes by the awesome NdGT. I like that this is becoming a thing. Manhattanhenge! A skyscraper sunset stops traffic in New York City – Cosmic Log. New Yorkers were wowed on Wednesday by a sunset that was perfectly framed…

Bigfoot Exposed, I mean, Expo

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As with UFO conferences and paranormal conferences in general, interest is high in weird things. Bigfoot Expo In Chautauqua This Weekend | wgrz.com. Several hundred people are expected to attend the second annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo this weekend, which will feature some of the nation ‘s preeminent sasquatch researchers and authors. The news reporter…

Cannibal scholarship at European conference

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A controversial topic is the subject of a conference in Europe. Europe’s Hypocritical History of Cannibalism | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine. The idea of a cannibalism conference might sound like the basis for a macabre joke about coffee-break finger food. However, there’s serious cannibal scholarship taking place in many disciplines, says conference organizer…

Paranormal investigators doing a public “reveal” of evidence

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Ghost hunters say they have evidence. Confirmed: paranormal. Oh, really….? Paranormal Investigators Dig “Beneath The Surface” At the Chattanooga Public Library On Friday – 03/02/2013 – Chattanoogan.com. A ghost hunting group will be presenting their evidence at the library in Tennessee. These type of stories come around a lot. The group ALWAYS says they have…

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,…

Thoughts from the International UFO Congress

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We have several reports coming in from the International UFO congress in Arizona. Robert Sheaffer, stalwart skeptical UFO reporter is chronicling it on his blog. Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The Universe – by Robert Sheaffer: UFOs In the Desert, Part 1. Great stuff! And Tyler A. Kokjohn, Ph.D., provided me with this fascinating viewpoint…

Jenny McCarthy gets busted – out of health care event (UPDATE: Poor response)

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An update this story from Wednesday. Good News. Jenny McCarthy Dumped from Bust A Move Ottawa event | CTV Ottawa News. Actress Jenny McCarthy has been dumped again. McCarthy won’t be in Ottawa for Bust A Move. The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation reacted today to a public backlash in signing the anti-vaccine campaigner to the…

USS Hornet Museum promotes science with… paranormal investigation

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If the first sentence quoted in this story doesn’t make you laugh out loud… you have no sense of irony. Alameda: USS Hornet hosting paranormal conference benefit – Inside Bay Area. The USS Hornet Museum will host a paranormal conference this weekend — including an overnight investigation of paranormal activity — in hopes of raising…

Not funny: Anti-vaxxer Jenny McCarthy invited to speak at health event

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Anti-vaccine crusader Jenny McCarthy to headline Bust a Move Ottawa. Jenny McCarthy might be coming to Ottawa to raise money for health care, but she’s bringing along the controversy that surrounds her views on medical science. The Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation is bringing McCarthy to town March 2 to headline its annual Bust a Move…

Discount for NECSS – Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism

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Now is the time to register for NECSS – Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism. The speakers for this event are always stellar and include people you don’t often get to hear. Check it out. You’ll see me there too! Doubtful News readers can get a %10 discount. Go the NECSS registration page (www.necss.org/register) Enter the…