Tag Archive for Switzerland

Video: Is this ball lightning in Switzerland? 

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This video is stated to be from a thunderstorm in Switzerland on 7 August 2015. Note that after the lightning is seen in the sky, there is a circular point of light that appears on the ground. However, it does not appear to be exactly where lightning strikes. A popular idea about ball lightning is…

Le Loyon, mystery character of the Swiss woods, is photographed

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In this article, the mystery man of the Swiss woods is compared to Bigfoot. As befitting legendary creatures, the photo is not very satisfactory. Figure Who Stalks Swiss Woods Spotted: Man Gets First Photo Of Le Loyon | eCanadaNow. The mysterious figure said to roam a specific trial in the Western Swiss woods for a…

Swiss healer accused of infecting clients HIV via acupuncture (UPDATE)

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I’m not what sure “unlicensed” has to do with it. ‘Healer’ infects with HIV – UPI.com. A music teacher and unlicensed acupuncturist in Switzerland was charged on allegations of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV between 2001 and 2005. A five-judge panel at Bern-Mitelland regional court indicted Maurice Goeller, 53, who does not himself have…

Up and atom! German woman fails to stop the Large Hadron Collider

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AFP: German woman fails to prove atom-smasher will end world. A German woman who feared the Earth would be sucked into oblivion in a black hole has failed in her court bid to stop the work of the world’s most powerful atom smasher. The higher administrative court in Muenster, western Germany, rejected her claims, ruling…

Swiss acupuncture healer charged with infecting people with HIV

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Swiss “healer” accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles. An unlicensed acupuncturist in Switzerland has been accused of intentionally infecting 16 people with the HIV virus for over a decade, authorities announced Thursday. The unidentified man was indicted by a five-judge panel in Bern-Mitelland regional court on charges of intentionally spreading…

Swiss change tactics with prayer to stop glacial ice from disappearing

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Anti-Glacier Prayer “Worked Too Well”—Vatican Approves New Ritual. About 50 people set out on foot from the Swiss village of Fiesch at dawn on July 31. As the sun rose over 13,000-foot (4,000-meter) Alpine peaks, the procession moved slowly up a mountainside and into the cool of a pine forest, stopping at a tiny church.…

Swiss government homeopathy report gutted by biomedical ethicist

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Dr. David M. Shaw of the Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Switzerland, writes an editorial in the Swiss Medical Weekly revealing the blatant flaws in the 2011 Swiss government’s positive report on homeopathy. The Swiss report on homeopathy: a case study of research misconduct The report was commissioned following a 2009 referendum in which the Swiss…

Lucky Lilli and her little extra legs

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Six-legged calf wins Swiss hearts Seven-week-old cow with two extra limbs doing well despite vet’s predictions that she would not survive A six-legged calf has defied the odds by thriving despite a vet’s prediction at birth that it would not survive. Farmer Andreas Knutti from Weissenburg, 19 miles south of the capital, Bern, says he…