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“No Dinosaurs in Heaven” at NY Academy of Sciences Oct 25

NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN  SCREENS AT NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: KEEPING SCIENCE IN AND CREATIONISM OUT OF OUR NATION’S SCHOOLS NO DINOSAURS IN HEAVEN, a new documentary from Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Greta Schiller, explores the real threat of creationists getting teaching credentials in order to infiltrate science education. The film will screen on October 25,…

ASSAP recognized as professional body for paranormal research (UK)

UK Paranormal Research Gets Professional – The Morton Report. ASSAP Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena has been recognized by the UK government as a professional body for investigators of anomalous phenomena. What the recognition does mean (and here I’m quoting from ASSAP’s website) is that investigations of anomalous phenomena are now “seen…

NSERC and research fraud in Canada

Scientific fraud highlights problems with Canadian funding system: Expert  This article describes an anonymous scientist who used fraudulent experimental data in a research program. “Our present system doesn’t serve anyone well,” said James Turk, executive director of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. “It doesn’t serve the public well. It doesn’t serve those who are…

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.”