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Scientists Worry over ‘Bizarre’ Trial on Earthquake Prediction

Scientists Worry over ‘Bizarre’ Trial on Earthquake Prediction: Scientific American. Six Italian scientists and one government official are set to go to trial today in Italy (Sept. 20) on charges of manslaughter for not warning the public aggressively enough of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people in 2009. While such a trial is…

New species of dolphin discovered. Not a cryptid.

BBC News – New species of dolphin discovered. Researchers have determined that dolphins found in southeastern Australia represent a previously unknown species. Around 150 of the dolphins live around the Melbourne area and had until now been assumed to be one of the knownbottlenose dolphins. But detailed DNA studies and analysis of skulls in museums…

Skeptical Science Wins Award for Demolishing (Climate) Denier Myths

Skeptical Science Wins Award for Demolishing Denier Myths | ThinkProgress. John Cook, founder of the blog Skeptical Science, has won the New South Wales Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.  It is “awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for communication that motivates action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”