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Four-year Bigfoot research project in Oklahoma yields intriguing and unexplained results

Here’s a strange beast – a comprehensive report of a research study intended to document the apparent presence of native “wood apes” (popularly known as Bigfoot) in the Ouachita mountains of Oklahoma. The North American Wood Ape Conservancy consists of serious researchers who carefully plan their approach and document their findings. They have published a…

Wisconsin budget cites hefty sum to study a nonexistent hazard

A Wisconsin-sized waste of money. Scott Walker’s Budget Includes $250,000 To Study ‘Wind Energy System-Related Health Issues’. The two-year, $68 billion budget proposal Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled Tuesday includes a request for $250,000 to study the health impacts of wind turbines. Page 449 of the budget proposal includes a recommendation from the governor “directing…

Of course it doesn’t work, there’s NOTHING IN IT

Homeopathy fails. Again. And again. And again… A Major Australian Health Study Has Concluded Homeopathy Is A Total Joke, Doesn’t Work The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a draft information paper which says there’s no evidence that homeopathy is an effective health treatment. The review by the research council found there’s…

Did NASA fund controversial study? Not really. Click-bait? A bit.

A study regarding “the end of civilization” was picked up by many major news outlets who emphasized involvement of NASA. NASA has seen fit to issue a clarifying response to this association. NASA Clarifies Role in New Civilization-Collapse Study | Space.com. NASA officials released this statement on the study today (March 20): “A soon-to-be published…

Give up on the glucosamine already

It’s not news that glucosamine (and its partner chondroitin) do not work as advertised. But, science is about repeatable results. This randomized, placebo controlled trial is more news that this stuff is worthless. Wiley: Glucosamine Fails to Prevent Deterioration of Knee Cartilage, Decrease Pain. Findings published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American…

No clues to time travel found on social media

An interesting idea that blows my mind. Time travellers do not use Twitter, scientists find – Telegraph. Researchers predicted that if humans in the future had discovered a way to visit the past they might leave clues on websites like Twitter and Facebook by inadvertently mentioning events which had not yet happened. Astrophysicist Robert Nemiroff…

Tipping God for being healed?

I’m not sure I really understand this in the way the researchers explain. Supernatural Experiences Trigger Religious Donations, Baylor Researcher Finds. People who have had what they believe to be supernatural experiences are more likely to be “religious givers,” with their behavior based on cost-benefit principles that work in other transactions — whether that be…

Feel like the walking dead? It may be your medication.

A link between renal failure, acyclovir and Cotard’s syndrome is suggested in a new paper. This unusual syndrome leads people to believe they are dead or that their organs aren’t working. Strange. Reversing walking corpse syndrome: Cotard’s Syndrome trigger found – and it’s a household cold sore cream. Pharmacologists have discovered one of the mechanisms…

Oreo-cocaine addiction scenario is overblown

Media went to the dark side on this one, they had cookies. Oreos As Addictive as Cocaine? Not So Fast | LiveScience. Oreos as addictive as cocaine? A new study purports to draw a link, but don’t check into a treatment center for your Double Stuf addiction just yet. Following a Connecticut College press release…

eHarmony gets advertising space from the National Acadamies

Forbes unpacks a suspicious study published by PNAS. eHarmony Claims Scientific Evidence that Its Matchmaking Works – Forbes. Well, here’s a shocker. eHarmony, the online dating service, commissioned a survey that found out that couples who get married after meeting online are more satisfied than other couples. But here’s another shocker: a leading scientific journal…

DNA expert’s view of the Ketchum Bigfoot DNA claim

Dr. Todd Disotell appeared on the Parsec-award winning podcast, Monster Talk, earlier this week to discuss the press release from Dr. Melba Ketchum regarding the Bigfoot DNA study she spearheaded. Monster Talk: SASQUATCH: KETCHUM IF YOU CAN Dr. Disotell is a Professor of Anthropology at New York University. His research specialties include primate evolution, genetics and…

The continuing saga of Sasquatch DNA

It’s been a busy week in Sasquatchery. As we reported on Saturday, a press release was issued officially by Dr. Melba Ketchum’s DNA Diagnostics announcing the study she completed which is awaiting publication regarding the collection and analysis of supposedly Bigfoot DNA. Since then, many outlets have picked up the story, several have used our…