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

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…

A squid-like surprise in the curly fries

It’s not clear what this stuff was but it was not supposed to be there. Witham man claims he saw white slimy creatures ‘found in Morrisons fresh curly fries’. MORRISONS is investigating claims made by a customer that he discovered “white, slimy-looking creatures with tentacles” inside a packet of fresh curly fries. Brian Pickering, of…

The Strange remains the same for 13 February 2014

It feels like half the world is having catastrophic weather today. Yay February. Here are some tasty leftovers to take your mind off of that. Psychiatric Times retracts essay on “satanic ritual abuse” | Retraction Watch. Haunted Castle in Ghost Ridden Afghanistan : Off Beat : TravelersToday. Activism Changes Subway’s Bread: Is It Really Dangerous?…

Early morning strange sound recorded in St. Paul

We’ve covered dozens of stories of strange sounds. This is a new situation, reported by NPR. Strange howling sound awakens St. Paul- Minnesota Public Radio News. […] a distant, howling scraping sound woke people up about 4 a.m. this morning in St. Paul’s Highland Park and Mac-Groveland neighborhoods. Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/mprnews/morning-sound The best guess is that…

Melvin Morse, near-death experience researcher, convicted of waterboarding

In an update to this bizarre and confusing story, Morse waterbording case: Was he torturing his child to further his research into near death experience?, we have a conviction: Former pediatrician convicted of waterboarding. A Delaware jury convicted a pediatrician Thursday of waterboarding his companion’s daughter by holding the child’s head under a faucet. The jury…

Laser fusion experiment achieves greater-than-unity energy yield

Thanks to a breakthrough at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, we are one step closer to “Ignition con Fusion.” Laser bombardment yields energy milestone – CNN.com:  For the first time, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California say they produced more energy from a reaction…

Another Hell House, book and website. Honestly, this is getting old…

Another “Hell House” story. This one was previously investigated and popularized by Ryan Buell’s Paranormal Research Society group (who called it the “HellMouth“). [Buell recalls] “I saw a metal crucifix bend right in front of us, and there was a blood-like substance that materialized on the walls,” he says. (A forensics team confirmed that it was…

Dyer’s tour of the Bigfoot body a bust?

Dyer having a hard time with his Bigfoot body tour: Is Bigfoot dead? As I noted to this reporter from Albuquerque where Dyer had trouble finding a venue and gave up, why should anyone wish to be associated with a guy who has “fraud” so predominantly associated with his name? […] we have the promise of…

2014 UFO congress and conference underway

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…

I can’t hear you, there’s a larvae in my ear

Not for the squeemish. Not the kind of “bug” you want in your ear either. Fly Larva Crawls Inside Woman’s Ear. A woman in Taiwan had an unusual cause of her ear pain: a fruit fly larva was wriggling around inside her ear canal. The 48-year old woman went to the emergency room after experiencing…

The Corvette sinkhole – sinks happen, car lovers lament

This story broke yesterday as geologists and car lovers took notice of this very unusual incident. Corvettes fall into sinkhole at National Corvette Museum – CNN.com. Eight valuable ‘vettes at Bowling Green, Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum fell victim to a 40-foot-wide, 20-foot-deep sinkhole that opened up in the facility’s yellow Sky Dome wing. The museum…

The Strange remains the same for 12 Feb 2014

When there’s something strange in your neighborhood… Who you gonna call? Committee approves new science standards for students, evolution clause on hold – The Post and Courier. Paranormal Horror Film Mamiwata Enters Pre-Production Stage, Scheduled to Begin Filming This Spring – Digital Journal. Vast Study Casts Doubts on Value of Mammograms. Olympic Ring Malfunction Inspires…

A flying sky snake heads towards Perth (UPDATE: Solved)

What the hell? Strange ‘S’-shaped radar phenomenon appears off WA coast. The shape was spotted on the weather bureau’s radar map on Wednesday about 30 kilometres west of Rottnest. After checking the satellite, the bureau’s Neil Bennett ruled out the phenomenon being caused by cloud. “There’s no cloud, there’s nothing to produce a rain echo,…

The Strange remains the same for 11 Feb 2014

We’ve had the three busiest days on DN ever as well as inquiries regarding the skulls and the Dyer bigfoot body… I am exhausted. Send chocolate! ~Editor UPDATE: ‘Big cat’ spotted at Horseshoe Point could be missing dog | Grimsby Telegraph. CFP: Interdisciplinary Symposium on Gef, the ‘talking mongoose’ « Mark Carrigan. Gender Tests for…

SETI scientist ventures an ETA for ET Contact: By the Year 2040

Seth Shostak

Seth Shostak isn’t hedging; the SETI Institute (“Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”) director spoke at Stanford University, and made a prediction about said search. Bold Prediction: Intelligent Alien Life Could Be Found by 2040  (Space.com): By 2040 or so, astronomers will have scanned enough star systems to give themselves a great shot of discovering alien-produced electromagnetic signals, said Seth…