“Acne Cure” Mobile App Marketers Will Drop Baseless Claims Under FTC Settlements

“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 (Climate) Denier Myths

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.”

Babe the pig born with two snouts

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”

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…