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The Strange remains the same for 04 March 2015

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‘First human’ discovered in Ethiopia. Mother ‘groomed’ by lover with fake online accounts – ITV News. Gluten Sensitivity Has Not Just Been Proven | RealClearScience. Proof he’s the Science Guy: Bill Nye is changing his mind about GMOs – The Washington Post. ‘Fairy control’ to halt tiny doors in Somerset woods. Rare and bizarre Goblin…

The Strange Remains The Same for 03 March 2015

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Tougher laws a likely legacy of the Disneyland measles outbreak | Reuters. New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia. Deepak Chopra’s Twitter Trolling Continues What does it feel like to die? | The Guardian. “Ghost” appears to walk through Disneyland after hours Infant dies due to fungus spores in a probiotic treatment marketed especially…

The Strange remains the same for 24 February 2015

Hitchin' a ride. Sad that these animals are regularly slaughtered for fake medicine.

A Toronto mystery deepens: Was it a tunnel or a bunker? Thai authorities rescue 150 Pangolins destined for traditional medicine. Astrology could solve crisis in the NHS, says Tory MP – Telegraph. Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists – Telegraph. (TERRIBLE headline. Wrong.) Purple UFO Interrupts Peru TV Show.…

Remains of the weekend 21-22 February 2015

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Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher – NYTimes.com. Young Assistant Professor Helps Promote Questionable Conferences, Journals | Scholarly Open Access. Strange New OA Publisher Launches with 42 Journals | Scholarly Open Access. Parents trying to reverse kids’ autism by ‘flushing out’ vaccines with bogus ‘miracle’ bleach enemas. Women and vaccine resistance: Mothers…

The Strange Remains the same for 20 February 2015

Sharknado bobblehead. Cool.

Verifying digital photo authenticity with izitru | Skeptical Software Tools. “Frost Quakes” responsible for mysterious noises | Nashville. The Right Chemistry: Why would anyone think a homeopathic remedy would help with ADHD? | Montreal Gazette. “Ice Volcano” Forms at Geyser in Upstate New York Park | NBC New York. Anti-vaccine professor takes leave of absence…

Remains of the weekend 14-15 February 2015

No this is not real, but it's pretty darn neat.

There hasn’t been a whole lot of news worth talking about here over the past week. I have to admit I’m getting very jaded of the tabloid parade of sensational idiocy and people linking to stories from click bait sites and calling it “news”. Also, if it’s a strictly medical or science topic, I don’t…

The Strange remains the same for 12 February 2015

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In Thailand, the Ghost Business Thrives – NYTimes.com. Suspicious banana in tree not a bomb Mystery surrounds Faringdon toilet block fire death. Obese 100-year-old crocodile dies from overeating after worshippers keep throwing it chickens and goats for good luck NeuroLogica Blog » Scott Adams on Science and Nutrition. New Jersey judge rules conversion therapy group…

The Strange remains the same for 11 February 2015

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The Health “Danger” Ranger Mike Adams gets the “Pants on Fire” rating about vaccines. No real news there. He’s always spouting nonsense. Anti-vaccine claim rooted in bad science, confusion | PolitiFact Georgia. California officials warn against ‘measles parties’ – The Washington Post. 83% Say Measles Vaccine Is Safe for Healthy Children | Pew Research Center for…

Remains of the weekend 07-08 February 2015

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Defeating the devil: why exorcism in Australia is on the rise. The Politics of Fraudulent Dietary Supplements – NYTimes.com. BBC News – Woman’s stool transplant leads to ‘tremendous weight gain’. Anti-Vaccine Movement Spreading to Pet Owners — NYMag. When Mercury’s in retrograde, madness rules. Or so the astrologers say. – The Washington Post. SAN ANTONIO…

The Strange remains the same for 06 February 2015

This woman would save a fortune using Falkenham's revolutionary tattoo removal cream.

Neil Young’s PonoPlayer: The Emperor Has No Clothes. An Underwater Volcano Just Created A New Island. More Cities Should Make Mythbusting Maps Like This – CityLab. (I’ve been on this D.C. tour!) Police arrest pet store owner in boys’ snake deaths. (Still no clear answers, though.) Is there an award for “Stupid parents?” He’s scarred…

The Strange remains the same for 04 February 2015

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Senator says restaurant employees shouldn’t be required to wash their hands – The Washington Post. Destination America Announces Two New Paranormal Shows: Ghosts in My House and Ghostly Encounters Newfound ‘Gospel of the Lots of Mary’ Discovered in Ancient Text. After 25 years, AIDS fraud comes back swinging – Retraction Watch What’s That Strolling Through…

The Strange remains the same for 03 February 2015

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Ouija board dog killer’s wife and step daughter arrested after fire destroys their home. (That’s some headline. The story is even weirder and awful.) Darwin Day resolution in Congress | NCSE. Anonymous Seahawks Player Ponders Anti-Marshawn Lynch Conspiracy | Bleacher Report. Bright pink smoke sparks hilarious theories from bemused passers-by | UK | News |…

The Strange remains the same for 02 February 2015

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Just a rumor for now, we will highlight this story if more news comes to light. Val Kilmer ignoring tumor because of his faith. Ignorant politician #1: Chris Christie urges ‘balance’ on vaccination choice | MSNBC. Ignorant politician #2 Rand Paul says he’s heard of vaccines leading to “profound mental disorders” in children – Vox. The saddest story…

Remains of the weekend 31 Jan – 1 Feb 2015

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‘Psychic’ faces trial in murder he predicted of young mother | Fox News. (See featured story.) Skeptic’s Boot: The Rational Paranormal: Thinking of selling a ghost story to the Daily Mirror? Its a Pushover…. Man reunites with stolen dog during search for new pet – wptv.com. Americans Believe in Science, Just Not Its Findings –…