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Horrorscope: Following zodiac nonsense can make you prone to bad decisions

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Horoscopes, worthless predictions about your day based on a bogus idea of star or sun signs, are not just for fun. They affect real-life decisions. Harmless fun? Horoscopes may be bad for you, study suggests – Telegraph. Consumers who read their horoscope daily were found to be more likely to exhibit impulsive or indulgent behaviour…

Psychic fishes for Twitter followers with unspecific disaster predictions for Japan

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This is an excellent article that takes down a “psychic” who sounds rather desperate to gain Twitter followers in Japan. Self-styled ‘King of Psychics’ predicts major disaster for Japan, asks for new Twitter followers | RocketNews24. Japan’s Twitterverse is abuzz with the news that US-born psychic Ron Bard has predicted a huge natural disaster in Japan…

Bringing the future to you today (Updated)

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Scientist patents time machine only it’s not really a time machine. Iranian scientist claims to have invented ‘time machine’ – Telegraph Ali Razeghi, a Tehran scientist has registered “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with the state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions. The device can predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the…

Ants may behave differently before an earthquake, research says

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A new study on animal prediction of earthquakes Ant-icipation: Insects know when earthquakes are coming Ants with the world’s worst taste in real estate seem to sense earthquakes before they strike, according to research presented Thursday at the European Geosciences Union annual meeting in Vienna. Research on ants in Germany showed that they follow regular…

The next Pope will be the last Pope ever because the world is ending? Again?

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Poor Benny, he’s leaving under dark clouds and now the new guy has to live up to being the FINAL Pope? Tough stuff. ‘Final pope’ authors predicted Benedict would resign. Although a Roman Catholic pope had not stepped down in nearly 600 years, the startling resignation of Pope Benedict XVI was predicted by the co-authors…

Judge in Italian earthquake trial justifies decision against scientists

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It sent shockwaves across the scientific community: scientists convicted of failing to adequately warn of a deadly earthquake in Italy. The judge goes on record to explain why he felt they were guilty of negligence. Judge in L’Aquila Earthquake Trial Explains His Verdict – ScienceInsider. The L’Aquila judge who last October sentenced seven scientists and…

Ionospheric phenomena exciting new direction for earthquake prediction

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This is a very exciting story about earthquake precursors. Japan Quake May Have Struck Atmosphere First The devastating earthquake that struck Japan this year may have rattled the highest layer of the atmosphere even before it shook the Earth, a discovery that one day could be used to provide warnings of giant quakes, scientists find.…

Hear rumbling? It’s the sound of Italy’s disaster preparedness force crumbling

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In the aftermath of the verdict yesterday condemning seven scientists, engineers and a government official to jail over earthquake risk warning, the disaster preparedness infrastructure begins to fall apart. Italy disaster head Luciano Maiani quits over L’Aquila The head of Italy’s disaster body, Luciano Maiani, has resigned to protest against prison sentences passed on seven…

Cult mass suicide averted in Brazil

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Last week, police received information that a cult was preparing for a mass suicide by poisoning, including their children holed up inside a house near Teresina, Piaui, Brazil. The story unfolded… Fears of Mass Suicide in Brazil as Doomsday Cult Barricades Itself Awaiting the End of the World Today Brazilian police fear a mass suicide…

Earthquake Warning in California: Don’t give credence to nonsense prediction schemes

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A reader alerted us to an earthquake prediction for today (I guess, there’s no date) from a site that relies on some very dubious means of prediction. Earthquake Prediction California, San Francisco, Los Angeles, recent, earthquake, San Diego, Eureka, San Bernardino. California Earthquake Risk: EARTHQUAKE WARNING 5.6 earthquake is likely to hit San Francisco /…

Where there is money, there is superstition

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BBC – Future – Technology – Superstitious Fund: Too mystic to fail. Fascinated by superstitions and their wider, yet often overlooked, ramifications for society, Chung decided to start The Superstitious Fund Project. Some people trust Windsor-knotted stock traders and mutual fund managers to grow their money. Others use algorithms designed to respond to various market…

Predict the weather correctly or you will get fined

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Netherlands councillors call for fines for wrong weather forecasts. Local councillors in the Netherlands are calling for weather forecasters who get their predictions wrong to be fined. The demand comes from Labour councillors in Hoek van Holland who say that “bad” forecasts are spoiling the local seaside trade. It follow claims that wrong forecasts in…

Use of animal psychics is undignified. And silly.

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Germany’s ‘psychic’ pets concern animal rights group Two years after the death of popular pundit Paul the octopus, a range of pets are now being deployed to “predict” which football team will win. However, Yvonne the cow, Kasimir the alpaca and Xaver the bulldog have upset German animal rights activists. The country’s Tierschutzbund group said…

Psychic silliness: When the professional psychics diss the animal amateurs

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A Friday Funny… Human Psychics Skeptical of Animal Psychics’ Euro 2012 Picks It used to be just a single octopus named Paul, the prescient mollusk whose 2010 World Cup predictions took the world by storm. Now, for the Euro 2012 tournament, it seems like everyone’s hopping (and stomping and swimming) on board, with high-profile, purportedly…

Astrologers study things like the Aries ingress for election results

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Astrologers say celestial charts favor Obama over Romney – Yahoo! News Canada. The votes are in and it is unanimous: Barack Obama will win re-election to the U.S. presidency in November, according to five astrologers who offered predictions at their convention on Tuesday. Each of the five astrologers on the presidential panel explained how they…