Tag Archive for communication

Frank Sumption, inventor of the “ghost box” has died

The inventor of a device that, to some, allows communication with the dead, has now crossed over for us to perhaps better test the device. Paranormal Pop Culture: Ghost Box Creator Frank Sumption Has Died. Frank Sumption, the inventor behind the paranormal investigating device known as “The Frank’s Box” has reportedly died of a heart…

Spirit Story Box app will tell you a story, alright

There’s a sucker downloading every minute. Spirit Story Box Is The Latest iPhone App For ‘Ghosthunters’. Technology is often the enemy of superstition, but a new iPhone app aims to convince you otherwise. Spirit Story Box, a 99-cent iPhone app launched recently by Roger Pingelton and Jill Beitz, of Greenwood, Ind., claims to detect and…

We can all learn to be animal “psychics”

Stories of pet psychics can sound very convincing and we pet owners would VERY much like to believe it’s true. Animal psychic talks to animals (and says they talk back) When it came time to ask a dog in the class what his favorite food was, a picture of spaghetti and meatballs popped into her…

Horse whisperer confuses empathy and concern with telepathy

Toronto News: Horse whisperer says Centre Island horses terrified of losing home – thestar.com. Horse whisperer Lauren Bode says she’s been telepathically communicating with Boot, a 16-year-old Belgian cross living at Centre Island’s Far Enough Farm. But when it comes to sharing emotions, says Bode, Boot and his 29-year-old paddock neighbour, Duchess, are quite forthcoming.…

News “Flash”: Ghost hunters’ flashlight trick is not paranormal. Explanation revealed.

A contributor to the JREF (James Randi Educational Foundation) forum, a premier site for skeptical discussion, has posted a superb video detailing why the ghost hunter flashlight communication method appears to work. Turns out it is not paranormal at all. Just science. This is SO good. It’s what TESTING is all about. (Ghost hunters have…

Let scientists speak, Canada

Frozen out : Nature : Nature Publishing Group. Media interactions with government scientists have undergone a reversal across North America during the past six years. In the United States, President Barack Obama’s administration has directed federal science agencies to develop integrity policies with clear guidelines for scientists who are approached by journalists. Over the same…

Spanish study says public lacks critical reasoning of multimedia messages

Informed Citizens? Spaniards’ Capacity for Analyzing Audiovisual Messages Is Very Low, Study Suggests The purpose of the study was to be able to infer whether or not citizens have sufficient knowledge and capacity to manage, analyze, participate in and evaluate different aspects related to the multimediated context in which they live. This is especially relevant,…

Lessons in communicating a message from the L’Aquila earthquake trial

Trial Over L’Aquila Earthquake Focuses on Risks and Panic – NYTimes.com. An update on the trial of scientists and an official regarding the L’Aquila earthquake… The manslaughter trial of six seismologists and a government official in the central Italian city of L’Aquila, stemming from what the authorities say was a failure to warn the population…