The Strange remains the same 06 January 2014

A Booster Shot for Vaccines – WSJ.com. Canada’s former defense minister: aliens will give us tech if we quit wars – Boing Boing. Creationist Beliefs Linked To Personality Type In New Survey Of Churchgoers. Growing up unvaccinated: A healthy lifestyle couldn’t prevent many childhood illnesses. Foreign accent syndrome: Canadian Sharon Campbell-Rayment speaks with Scottish accent…

Society for Science-based Medicine is launched!

Nearly every day we post stories here at Doubtful News about the horrible, misinformation that abounds on the Internet, TV, radio and print regarding alternative medicine or CAM. Complementary and alternative medical treatments account for plenty of lost money, misplaced hope, empty promises, and sometimes even death. There was no organization that addressed these issues…

Ever wanted to read your dog’s thoughts?

This device probably won’t do it. “Boffins”… I always cringe and laugh when that word is used. Dog translator project raises funds to put pet’s thoughts into English — RT News. A group of Scandinavian boffins have gathered enough money through crowdfunding to try and bridge the gap between animals and humans by producing a…

End Times author Patrick Heron has died

Coast to Coast AM reports that one of their former guests, author and filmmaker Patrick Heron, died from cancer on January 2, 2014 His Facebook page confirms this from friends and his wikipedia page has been updated. Patrick Heron (author) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Heron studied Christian Literature at California State University, Long Beach…

Salinas crop circle was NVIDIA promotion

Processor manufacturer NVIDIA releases word that the crop circle discovered in a Salinas California barley field was a promotional image for their latest mobile processor, the Tegra K1. They say it’s out of this world. Salinas Crop Circle and Project 192 | NVIDIA Blog. So, when our Tegra team tried to figure out how to tell this…

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The Strange remains of the weekend 4-5 January 2014

Here in the US, it’s COLD and lots of people are SICK. Enjoy the internet because it’s back to the daily grind tomorrow. General Mills Making Cheerios Without Genetically Modified Ingredients | TIME.com. The Politics of Abolishing Witch Camps in Ghana. When drug companies don’t publish trials, real people die – Telegraph Blogs. Is the…

Measles outbreak in Phillipines kills 21

Measles is a preventable death thanks to vaccination. DOH declares measles outbreaks in 5 Metro Manila cities | News | GMA News Online. The Department of Health declared measles outbreaks in five cities in Metro Manila Saturday as the number of patients infected by the viral disease continues to rise. According to a report aired…

Beast of Cumbria still reported

24 sightings in 5 years of a “big cat” is really not that much. Most can be chalked up to misidentifications. The livestock attacks may also have alternative causes. Records reveal growing number of sightings of ‘beast of Cumbria’. The mystery surrounding the controversial ‘beast of Cumbria’ continues as police records reveal a rise in…

Rain of flesh over neighborhood

A tragic and horrific event from Saudi Arabia. Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi. Human body parts fell from the sky in the city of Jeddah Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of a person trapped in an airplane’s wheel bay. “Police received a telephone call at 2:30 am from…

“Dirty” money is the new scam

Well this is a new one. Beware! Woman hands over banknotes ‘carrying deadly virus’. An elderly woman in Italy has been robbed by well-dressed bandits who convinced her to part with around $2000, saying her notes had been contaminated with a deadly virus. She said the women identified themselves as health department officials and asked…

New “Jordan River” appears in Nigeria; People flock to be “healed” in filthy water

Skeptical advocate Leo Igwe reports on a serious situation in Nigeria where desperate and sick people are flocking to a “miracle” site that will bring nothing certain except disease. ‘Mystery Lake’, Miracle Cures And The Looming Epidemic In Enugu State – ModernGhana.com. According to a local reporter, some Fulani herdsmen heard an explosion on the…