io9 posted this link to a story in which a photographer captures picture of a “white” cheetah. Supposedly a legend since the mid-17th century, this apparently un-photoshopped image shows it for real. We found a cryptid! Meet the white cheetah. [Cryptid Summer]
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.
Babe the pig born with two snouts | Mail Online. The two-month-old – part of a litter born on a farm in Deshengtang, Jilin province, northern China – can use both his mouths to eat and appears otherwise normal, say his owners.
Russian Scientist Claims to have Created Working “Time Machine” | Mysterious Universe. The Mysterious Universe website posts an entertaining story on a Russian engineer named Vadim Alexandrovich Chernobrov who claims to have built a working time machine by “utilizing strong magnetic fields that resonate about the capsule and affect the natural flow of time and…
Reports of Indonesian “Grease Devils” Incite Panic and Violence | Mysterious Universe. Reports of so-called “Grease Devils,” once believed only to be a part of the folklore of the South Asian Islands, have incited panic in towns like Puttalam in the country’s North Western Province over the last few days. During a particularly violent outbreak…
Evolution of an artist: Times Colonist (Canada) Victoria resident Daniel Loxton’s children’s book may have been “too hot” for U.S. markets, but it’s garnering high praise at home in Canada.
Publish-or-perish: Peer review and the corruption of science The Guardian (UK) Pressure on scientists to publish has led to a situation where any paper, however bad, can now be printed in a journal that claims to be peer-reviewed. Peer review is the process that decides whether your work gets published in an academic journal. It doesn’t…
Climate and weather: Extreme measures : Nature News. When the weather gets weird, as happens a lot these days, one question inevitably arises from reporters, politicians and the general public alike: is this global warming? For the most part, climate researchers have shied away from answering…Lately, however, that reluctance has started to fade.
Video Shows Controversial Forensic Specialist Michael West Fabricating Bite Marks. Women convicted of crime based on testimony of a disgraced bitemarks expert. West claimed to have found bite marks on alleged victim Kim Williams that medical personnel hadn’t seen.
Finally, a Syfy Reality Show That’s Actually Scary. A new paranormal “reality” show premiers on SyFy Channel (US) tonight. Website io9 says it’s actually scary.
Study Dumps Colon Cleansing as Useless and Dangerous | LiveScience. Doctors have long argued that colon cleansing is money down the proverbial toilet, utterly useless for good health and a huge waste of time and money.
2011 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists » Parsec Awards.
Remember Sept. 11? No you don’t: Ottawa Citizen. Everyone remembers September 11, right? Especially the president. Yet, President Bush was caught telling different versions of his memory of the events that day. Was he lying? Was it a conspiracy?
NASA Spacecraft Images Offer Sharper Views of Apollo Landing Sites NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured the sharpest images ever taken from space of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites.
‘Foo Fighter’ UFOs Recorded In Colorado | Ghost Theory. A recently uploaded video to YouTube shows similar objects like those WWII ‘foo fighters’ flying at amazing speeds across the dark Colorado skies on September 5th, 2011.
UFOs Reportedly Sighted at Notre Dame Stadium During Lightning Delay Video – NESN. “As they looked at the lightning, other objects (whitish) were flying about in the clouds. One of these objects was recorded going straight then suddenly made a sharp curve disappearing into the same cloud that a few seconds earlier shot lightning out.”
Toronto psychic pressured to accept $1 M challenge – CBC News. The founder of a skeptic organization that has offered $1 million to anyone who can prove they have psychic powers is calling on a Toronto-based medium to accept the challenge after she suggested last week she would consider it. Source: @JREF on Twitter They…
Lottery ticket sales increase across country – ABC News. Despite a struggling economy — or perhaps because of it — lottery ticket sales have surged across the USA.
Giant Crocodile captured alive in Phillipines. Villagers and veteran hunters have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in a southern Philippine town, an official said Monday.