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Identified Flying Objects

Identified Flying Objects

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
October 30, 2013

If aliens really did visit Earth, we would quickly confirm their presence with the most distributed evidence in the history of human sharing. “Viral” wouldn’t even begin to describe it.

Pacu Panic: Swallowed Hook, Line, and Sinker

Pacu Panic: Swallowed Hook, Line, and Sinker

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
October 25, 2013

First, it was found in Danish waters. And then France. Then in New Jersey. A fish, normally found in the Amazon, was scaring the pants ON fishermen around the world. Why be scared of a pacu? Teeth and what it was rumored to eat.

Diamonds: A Doctor’s Best Friend

Diamonds: A Doctor’s Best Friend

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
October 17, 2013

When crystals really do generate happiness, health, and well-being, diamonds are everyone’s best friend.

Of Stars and Scientific Phenomena – Interview With Professor Brian Cox

Of Stars and Scientific Phenomena – Interview With Professor Brian Cox

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
October 3, 2013

He is the United Kingdom’s, and perhaps the world’s, foremost communicator of all things scientific. Professor Cox is best known as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics.

Ghost Meters: I Can Name that Ghost in 5 Milligauss

Ghost Meters: I Can Name that Ghost in 5 Milligauss

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
October 1, 2013

Why do paranormal investigations use EMF meters? Turns out, they don't even know why. This is what happens when the paranormal gets sciencey. It isn't pretty but there is beeping and flashing lights.

Hodag: The Legendary, Ugly, Smelly Beast of Wisconsin

Hodag: The Legendary, Ugly, Smelly Beast of Wisconsin

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
September 30, 2013

Three things can kill a hodag: dynamite, chloroform, and lemons. If you see one, you are advised to keep any all-white bulldogs away (that’s all a hodag eats) and call your local fire department or animal control. If you decide to try to kill a hodag yourself, the risk is all on you.

The Feng Shui Way: A Catastrophe For City Planning

The Feng Shui Way: A Catastrophe For City Planning

by Kyle Hill
Reductio ad Absurdum
September 25, 2013

Dick Van Dyke’s home had terrible feng shui. Improper positioning had him stumbling, fumbling, and tumbling all over the house. The futon in the living room had a particularly negative qi about it. To think of all the slapstick sitcoms we would be deprived of if feng shui were true…

9/11 Trutherism Back in the News

9/11 Trutherism Back in the News

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
September 23, 2013

Twelve years after the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, conspiracy theorists are still searching for evidence that confirms their suspicions that what really happened on 9/11 was not what appeared in the 9/11 Commission Report.

Blowfish Hangover Remedy: Scam or Savior?

Blowfish Hangover Remedy: Scam or Savior?

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
September 18, 2013

We each downed two tablets, the recommended dosage. Ross, having had a lot more to drink (he’s part-Irish, you know) considered taking extra, but the recommended dosage seemed advisable. We flipped the box over to see how much of each active ingredient was going into our systems.

Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

Three Days of Science and Skepticism in Stockholm

by Kendrick Frazier
September 16, 2013

It awards the Nobel Prizes in science and proudly portrays not a political figure but one of its most eminent scientists on its ubiquitous 100-kronor note (about $16). So it is hardly surprising that Sweden is the home of a large and vibrant skeptics group and was the able host of the 2013 European Skeptics Congress (ESC), August 23–25, in Stockholm.

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