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The Strange Remains the same for 24 March 2015

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Rainbow lorikeets eating meat leaves bird experts astonished FDA: Consumer Updates > Are Some Cosmetics Promising Too Much?. Friend of Darwin and Friend of the Planet awards for 2015 | NCSE. Daughter comes forward to claim Purple Heart unearthed by Denver dog Reporter, deputy, family play key roles in ‘Minerva Monster,’ look back at 1978…

Remains of the weekend 21-22 March 2015

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Mystery coughing fit prompts Walmart evacuation Harry Houdini & Arthur Conan Doyle Series Picked Up By Fox, ITV The New York Times and fear mongering about the Apple Watch and wearable tech: The NYT response – Respectful Insolence. ‘Merchants Of Doubt’ Suggests We’re All Being Conned Rare Supertide Turns Ancient Abbey Into Isolated Island Online…

The Strange remains the same for 19 March 2015

Origami by Richard Saunders

Sovereign citizens say they’re above the law. Speaking of thinking he’s above the law… Hovind guilty of contempt. Breastfeeding raises IQ… and some worrying questions Cruz Distorts NASA’s Mission, Budget. Court rules Stanley Romanek can stand trial Cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu steeped in superstition. Want to believe? Go on, it will make you happier Man’s girlfriend and ex-partner…

The Strange remains the same for 18 March 2015

Rembrandt's "Storm on the Sea of Galilee" (1633) MIA

Singapore dismisses Lee Kuan Yew death report as hoax Priest arrested for exorcism on anorexic girl Holocaust-denying bishop plans consecration without pope’s consent Health Canada licensing of natural remedies ‘a joke,’ doctor says Mysterious ‘snow carrots’ observed at meteorite impact sites Family of Perth baby who died of whooping cough hope to raise awareness, prevent…

The Strange remains the same for 17 March 2015

Buzz Aldren makes a Stonehenge-sized statement. Photo by James O.Davies. From Twitter @TheRealBuzz

There is NOT ONE SINGLE thing “amazing” about this. Poor Nessie, reduced to click bait. Is this amazing new footage captured by a tourist the Loch Ness Monster? On St. Patrick’s Day, here’s the real reason Ireland has no snakes – CSMonitor.com. EPA debunks ‘chemtrails,’ further fueling conspiracy theories (+video) – CSMonitor.com. Scientists may have…

Remains of the Weekend 14-15 March 2015

NOT a giant spider. Chill.

Weight-loss guru fights $1,050 fine for contempt in Tampa ‘Slender Man’ stabbing suspects to be tried as adults – LA Times. ‘Two-faced’ cow sold at auction set for slaughterhouse – Telegraph. ‘We should be eating things that taste good': Vancouver doctor says scientific evidence supports eating whatever you like. Err… NO it doesn’t. Quack Quack.…

The Strange remains the same for 11 March 2015

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Are you cereal? Sydney man finds python packed into cornflake box Review: ‘Bad Faith,’ a Dr. Paul A. Offit Book on Religion and Modern Medicine – NYTimes.com. Legendary Skeptic James Randi Talks About Magic and Fraud | VICE Ghostly pursuits at the University of Pennsylvania. Opened safe reveals mysterious substance in Northwest D.C. home Twitter…

The Strange remains the same for 9 March 2015

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Apopka sculptures called Balinese junk – Orlando Sentinel. Clairvoyant, cartoon buff nixed from theater shooting jury Does Daylight Saving Time Save Energy? That Policy Isn’t Exactly Working Out | Bustle. Ghost Asylum Season Two Premiere Tiger dad: Rare family portrait of amur tigers the first-ever to include an adult male When Things Happen That You…

Remains of the weekend 07-08 March 2015

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I’ve been doing some “field work” and outreach in Arizona this weekend so have gotten behind on the posts. I gave a talk about Sounding “Sciencey” to educators at Northern Arizona Univ., had a meeting of the minds with Uber-skeptic Ray Hyman, spent some time in Sedona getting my chakras realigned (metaphorically speaking, I needed…

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…