H. Res. 393: Expressing support for designation of October 2011 as National Chiropractic Health Month Whereas Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are health care providers who focus on the whole person and have particular expertise in the prevention and care of musculoskeletal injuries…
Vaccine Deniers and the Fear Behind ‘Contagion’ As “Contagion” hits the big screens this weekend, moviegoers may be left in suspense, while scientists and health officials only get a glimpse of what they’ve been dealing with for years:
NBC News Twitter feed hacked with fake terrorism post – latimes.com. CBS Freaks Out the Internet with Steve Jobs Death Tweet The internet was abuzz yesterday with fake news about the death of Steve Jobs and a terrorist attack.
So You Want To Be A Ghost Hunter: Facebook If you are in the UK, you can sign up for a course taking place in October on how to be a ghost hunter – study the equipment, ghostology and more with Steve Parsons and Ciaran O’Keeffe.
Utah Bigfoot Video Update This video was uploaded and went around the internet last week with various analyses that indicated it was a female Bigfoot and now, that there is a baby on it’s back. Check out this update from Bigfoot Evidence blog to see what people have been saying.
Orang pendek quest begins in Sumatra | Richard Freeman | Science | guardian.co.uk. This is part 2 of the Freeman article about his new expedition to find the orang pendek. Kerinci Seblat National Park is huge, but it cannot hold out against human pressure forever. If we can prove the existence of a new species…
Lab Chimps Laugh And Hug At Taste Of Freedom – Yahoo! The video (no audio) in this story shows chimpanzees exploring the outside for the first time after being kept in a laboratory for their whole lives.
Heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev plans to hunt mountains for Russian Yeti – mirror.co.uk. FORMER world heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev is getting ready to rumble – with a yeti. The 38-year-old, 7ft fighter dubbed the Beast from the East, will spend two days searching mountains for the “Kuzbass Bigfoot”.
“Acne Cure” Mobile App Marketers Will Drop Baseless Claims Under FTC Settlements. Marketers who advertised that their smartphone applications could treat acne have agreed to stop making baseless claims in order to settle FTC charges. The mobile applications, commonly referred to as “apps,” were sold in Apple’s iTunes Store and Google’s Android Marketplace. The settlements…
Skeptical Science Wins Award for Demolishing Denier Myths | ThinkProgress. John Cook, founder of the blog Skeptical Science, has won the New South Wales Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge. It is “awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for communication that motivates action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”
Flaxseed no help for hot flashes during breast cancer or menopause, study finds. A randomized, placebo-controlled study followed 188 women between October and December 2009 and found no statistically significant difference in mean hot flash scores between women taking flaxseed and those taking a placebo.
Death tolls spur pro-war stance, study finds; ‘Sunk-cost’ mindset also keeps losers in the stock market. From study author: “People are notoriously bad at making assessments on when it’s time to stop. They tend to be influenced by factors that they shouldn’t be paying attention to, and probably the biggest of these is the psychological…
Seeing isn’t believing: Intense focus on objects can distort perception of where things are. “Figuring out where objects are in the world seems like one of the most basic and important jobs the brain does,” says [an author of the new study]. “It was surprising to discover that even this simple type of perception is…
On the trail of the orang pendek, Sumatra’s mystery ape |The Guardian (UK) On Friday zoologist Richard Freeman embarks on an expedition to Sumatra to find the elusive orang pendek.
Nivea Fined For Saying Skin Cream Makes You Slimmer – The Consumerist The distributor of Nivea in Canada has been fined nearly 400,000 Loonies for marketing the “My Silhouette” skin cream as making you slimmer. …CBC reports the distributor, Beiersdorf, was forced to recall the products from Canadian shelves, post a correction on its website,…
UFO Hovering In Moscow | Ghost Theory. A triangle shaped UFO slowly hovers and rotates before disappearing in the cloudy sky. Aliens visiting Earth or Russian hoax?
Dark Matters : Science Channel. A new show premiered on the Science Channel this season. Dark Matters: Twisted but True is a show that asks, “Are there questions that should not be asked?” The program explores the dark side of science with topics such as ape-human hybrids, the Philadelphia Experiment and secrets of voodoo zombies.
UFOs In Skies, Photos, and Best-Seller Lists : Discovery News. Ben Radford highlights Leslie Kean’s recent book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record. This article makes it clear why we CAN’T rely on photographs as convincing pieces of evidence in support of UFOs.
Boiron Shares Fall Most Since 1989 on First-Half Earnings- Bloomberg. Boiron SA (BOI), a French maker of homeopathic remedies, fell the most since at least 1989 in Paris trading after reporting a slump in first-half earnings.
Cardiff ghost hunter lifts lid on spooky Wales – WalesOnline. A Ghost-hunting vicar has lifted the lid on Wales’ haunted hotspots – and claimed the nation is the UK’s most haunted.