Scientists on trial: At fault? In 2009, an earthquake devastated the Italian city of L’Aquila and killed more than 300 people. Now, scientists are on trial for manslaughter.
Rhino calf saved by getting stuck in tree: News24: South Africa: News. A 3-week old white rhino calf was trapped for at least eight hours in the fork of a young thorn tree after its mother, named Alpha, was shot by poachers on a game farm in Assen, near Pretoria.
Stamp out anti-science in US politics – New Scientist – New Scientist. It is time to reject political movements that turn their backs on science, says Nobel prizewinner and Royal Society president Paul Nurse.
Arnica Becomes a Celebrity Favorite – Skin Deep – NYTimes.com. “I heard of models and other designers taking arnica before big events or photo shoots, so I thought I’d try it out,” he said recently, referring to the homeopathic supplement arnica montana. “It’s supposed to slim you down because it flushes you out. And it…
Consumers > Letter from FDA to The Dr. Oz Show Regarding Apple Juice and Arsenic (09/09/2011).
Put Good Chiropractic on Top. A chiropractic advocate has discovered the power of Google to get eyeballs on your stuff. Well, sort of…
Dolphin baby given ‘ticking off’ Dolphin watchers in west Wales have spotted unusual behaviour as a female repeatedly tossed a newborn calf into the air.
Arsenic in apple juice? Dr. Oz and FDA square off Television medical expert, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is embroiled in a sticky dispute with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about arsenic and whether dangerous levels of the toxin can be found in some popular brands of apple juice.
Mysterious light seen in Southwestern sky – CNN.com. A streak of light that some are describing as a fireball, was seen shooting across the night sky and law enforcement and media from Phoenix to Los Angeles to Las Vegas were fielding calls of the reported sighting.
The children’s book “too hot for US”, but warmly received in Canada, wins an award. Daniel Loxton confirmed via Twitter that his Kids Can Press book entitled Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be won the Lane Anderson prize for young readers.
Phantoms and Monsters: PA Bigfoot Society. Several audio files … were recorded on an Olympus digital hand held recorder while on a Pennsylvania Bigfoot Society sponsored two day outing September 9 and 10th in the Forbes State Forest in Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
Self-delusion is a winning survival strategy, study suggests. Researchers have shown for the first time that overconfidence actually beats accurate assessments in a wide variety of situations, be it sport, business or even war. A paper published in Nature September 14 shows that overconfidence frequently brings rewards, as long as spoils of conflict are sufficiently…
Press Release AAP: Statement on HPV vaccine
That’s another fine Ness you’ve got me into! Fish farmer claims he saw loch monster and says his photos prove it | Mail Online. Once more the notoriously shy Loch Ness monster has been reportedly sighted in Scotland’s deepest loch. This time close to a commercial fish farm. Jon Rowe, from nearby Lewiston in Drumnadrochit,…
Ghosthunters plan 2 sessions at North Suburban Library – Rockford, IL – Rockford Register Star. The North Suburban Library District will host two presentations in October by the Winnebago County Paranormal group. The nonprofit researches paranormal claims, ghosts and hauntings in and around northern Illinois.
Injured hawk known to many at Johns Hopkins University is euthanized – baltimoresun.com. Kathy Woods tried everything she could think of to save the female red-tailed hawk that was injured last year by crashing into a library window at the Johns Hopkins University. Even bird acupuncture.
Bigfoot Evidence: WWE’s Chris Jericho was off hunting Bigfoot apparently. Bigfooting is becoming a popular pastime for celebrities these days.
Anti-Piracy Lobby Misleads Aussie Press for Three-Strikes Campaign The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) tries to mislead the public with new study. After the failed attempt at making ISP iiNet responsible for the copyright infringements of its file-sharing customers, the anti-piracy lobby groups are now once again calling for a three-strikes system.
Bachmann claims HPV vaccine might cause ‘mental retardation’ – The Washington Post. Rep. Michele Bachmann is continuing to attack the 2012 frontrunner for mandating that young girls get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. In interviews after the debate, she suggested that the vaccine could do permanent damage.
Haunted history: Ghost hunts in Civil War mansion lead to book » Lifestyles » The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO. Written by a local woman who knows a thing or two about things that go bump in the night, a new book detailing area Civil War ghosts is part Southwest Missouri history lesson and part spine-tingling…
BBC News – ‘Wi-fi refugees’ shelter in West Virginia mountains. There are five billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide and advances in wireless technology make it increasingly difficult to escape the influence of mobile devices. But while most Americans seem to embrace continuous connectivity, some believe it’s making them physically ill.