Chelyabinsk meteor recovered from Russian lake

meteor

Cool find! They spent the entire summer trying to locate it in the lake sediments and pulled it out. BBC News – Meteorite pulled from Russian lake. Divers working at a Russian lake have recovered a half-tonne chunk of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk earlier this year. The object plunged into Lake Chebarkul…

Injured kangaroo visits the airport

And so a kangaroo hopped into a store… BBC News – Kangaroo hops its way into Melbourne airport. Australian police had to lock down part of Melbourne airport after an injured kangaroo managed to hop its way into the terminal. The airport is located in an area frequented by kangaroos. The kangaroo hopped into the…

Not Yeti, says Sykes. Bear with us. (UPDATE)

yeti

We have news from the Sykes study. New research finds ‘Bigfoot’ DNA matches rare bear – The Independent. New DNA research may have finally solved the mystery of the yeti. Tests on hair samples were found to have a genetic match with an ancient polar bear, with scientists believing there could be a sub species…

Scientology speaker was found “scientifically dishonest” and “grossly negligent”

15/2 outside cover

Scientologists, not fond of actual science, seem pleased to highlight someone who committed scientific misconduct. Danish neuroscientist Penkowa, found guilty of misconduct, reappears as Scientology group headliner | Retraction Watch. Milena Penkowa, the Danish neuroscientist who has had four papers retracted and was found to have committed misconduct, is in the news again, this time…

Remains of the day 15 Oct 2013

I expect you may see more links in these Remains post. Due to time limits these days I can post individually as much anymore but I want to make sure you see these links so make sure to check out the Leftover Links in Remains EVERY day and once on weekends. A Maryland Hill’s Prehistoric…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…

Oarfish carcass discovered near Catalina Island

Catalina Oarfish carcass

And the finders are keepers. They are thrilled. 18-foot oarfish caught by Catalina marine science instructor. A marine science instructor has made what’s being called the discovery of a lifetime: She found an 18-foot-long oarfish Sunday in Toyon Bay on Catalina Island. While snorkeling, Jasmine Santana of the Catalina Island Marine Institute discovered the obscure…

Eerie object reported as UFO was missile launch

Photo credit: Luca Parmitano

Cool. Not a UFO, but identified. UFO? Astro ghost? Find out what that spooky space cloud really was  – NBC News.com. UFO reports from Russia and spooky pictures from the International Space Station have been traced to the same phenomenon: a Russian missile launch that took place last Thursday. “Russia just test-fired a Topol ICBM…

The U.S. government is in chaos but THE PANDA IS OK

baby panda

One of the casualties of the government shutdown was the National Zoo panda cam keeping a watch on the baby panda. When that was no longer available, people (don’t know who) got a bit worried about how the baby was doing (I suppose) and (I don’t know how or why) this psychic shares her “insights”.…

Remains of the day 14 Oct 2013

I have a plate full of yummy news and commentary, mostly long reads but worth it. Have at it. False equivalence: how ‘balance’ makes the media dangerously dumb | Bob Garfield | Comment is free | theguardian.com. Silver Screen Saucers: Letting go of UFOs. Witchcraft Trade, Skin Cancer Pose Serious Threats to Albinos in Tanzania:…

What you want might not be in there but what you don’t want just may be

A study to be published Friday in the journal BMC Medicine concludes that people taking herbals and dietary supplements are not always getting what they pay for. Herbal remedies study: Natural products often mislabelled | Toronto Star. [W]hen scientists from the University of Guelph scoured the DNA in a number of herbal products, they found…

Smarter than your average dog

escape dog

Looks like this will have a happy ending. Houdini Dog Escapes Humane Society | WTXF FOX 29. The five-year-old Australian shepherd figured out how to open his kennel and then two doors at the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. “He had to actually push down the handle, push the door open and walk…