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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…

It’s probably not the evil gluten

More evidence that self-diagnosed gluten sensitivity is bogus. Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn’t Exist. In one of the best examples of science working, a researcher who provided key evidence of (non-celiac disease) gluten sensitivity recently published follow-up papers that show the opposite. The study was…

Controversial GMO-rat tumor study republished (UPDATE: Not peer reviewed)

Recall that really, really awful paper that was published about genetically modified maize, Monsanto and Round-up weed killer? You know, the unethical one with the tumor-laden rats which was eventually retracted? Well, here is another example of YOU CAN GET ANYTHING PUBISHED. It’s been published in another journal. It includes a new analysis. Retracted Seralini GMO-rat…

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…

Dreams study gets mooned by silly headlines

Set up for better dreams? Professor Wiseman reveals his dream study results. Mass participation experiment reveals how to create the perfect dream Today psychologist Professor Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire announces the results of a two-year study into dream control. The experiment shows that it is now possible for people to create their…

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…

Cows get stressed

A surprising conclusion. Cows are traumatized by encounters with predators. OSU study: Cows in wolf attacks suffer PTSD-like symptoms – KPTV – FOX 12. Cows that survive encounters with wolves may suffer from symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a new Oregon State University study. Researchers said they were told by ranchers that…

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…

BP oil spill linked to dolphin disease

Bottlenose dolphins in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay are suffering from lung damage and adrenal hormone abnormalities from the BP oil spill, according to a new peer-reviewed study published Dec. 18, 2013 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Study links BP oil spill to dolphin deaths | theguardian.com. US government scientists have for the first time…

Vaccines: The reason we have 103 million FEWER cases of disease

We often get comments from anti-vaxxers who completely disregard the incredible benefit of vaccinations and instead hype up misinformation on alleged dangers. Well, suck it, antivaxxers! Why we vaccinate–103 million cases of diseases averted since 1924. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine and led by Willem G. van Panhuis, MD,…

Seralini’s paper about rats with tumors from GM food is RETRACTED

An extremely controversial paper that made waves in the media over a year ago has FINALLY been retracted because it’s a piece of crap. We covered the story in three pieces from September to November of 2012. The paper was universally panned as terrible science that did not support the conclusions which were obviously biased…

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…