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.
Doctors slam alternative medicine proposal – Toronto – CBC News. The British Columbia Medical Association said the draft policy requires “major changes” to reflect that the “products, interventions, diagnostic techniques and assessments of alternative medicine are not generally accepted by the scientific community and that “ethical challenges” arise when physicians form professional affiliations with alternative…
‘Psychic Nikki’ backs away from JREF’s Million Dollar Challenge. ‘Psychic Nikki,’ the Toronto-based psychic who claimed she’d be willing have her abilities tested for the Million Dollar Challenge offered by the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), now says she’s “not available” to be tested.
Triangle UFO over New Mexico. Yet another triangle shaped object in the nightsky, this time in New Mexico.
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation: Chiropractors Lash Out in Massive Campaign Against Accrediting Agency. This article describes that the Council on Chiropractic Education, that has an unusual degree of control over licensing chiropractic, is accused of trying to remake the practice into something more akin to modern medicine – by adding drugs and surgery and eliminating…
Indian state mulls ban on black magic, witchcraft. Chanting to cure snakebites, claiming to be a reincarnated spouse to obtain sex, and charging for miracles could soon be banned by an Indian state seeking to stop charlatans preying on the vulnerable.
College student’s philosophy program brings Plato and Buddha to a Md. prison – The Washington Post. After seeing the ignorance of a population in Afghanistan that was susceptible to manipulation by the Taliban, one returning soldier decided to bring ethics class into the local prisons.
The Hunter. The Hunter is a new movie with a cryptozoology theme. Into the heart of Tasmanian darkness goes Martin David (Willem Dafoe), ultra-professional hunter with a secret mission. Martin’s prey…is a thylacine, the long-thought-extinct ‘Tasmanian tiger’.
Cult leader arrested for swindling 13 million yen through ‘prayer fees’ The leader of a company known for pitching so-called spiritual-pressure sales has been arrested for swindling customers out of more than 13 million yen, police said.