T-15 Seconds Launch Of NASA’s Curiosity To The Red Planet

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On The Burzynski Clinic Issuing Legal Threats Against Bloggers – Support The Streisand Effect

From the 21st Floor blog, a highly-regarded group blog from the UK, with news and information on a number of issues and breaking news relevant to skeptics, and a speakers' register to help out Skeptics in the Pub gatherings in that country:*Breaking News - Sign The Petition!* It’s therefore extremely discouraging to read of the recent experiences of the Quackometer’s Andy Lewis, who has been subjected to several bizarre and pseudo-legal rants, threatening a defamation lawsuit, over his s … [Read more...]

The History (And Herstory) Of Great Superhero Skeptics

Because it's still Thanksgiving over there in the USA... just.Token Skeptic Podcast episode Eighty-Nine: Great Superhero Skeptics! The History (And Herstory). Moderated by Desiree Schell – featuring Dr Phil Plait, Benjamin Radford, Tim Farley, Dr Eugenie C Scott, and Kylie Sturgess. Many of us know some names, but who have you missed and who should we know? A roundtable discussion on great authors, thinkers and activists in skepticism, past and present. This special ‘Thanksgiving’ episode is br … [Read more...]

What is a Higgs Boson?

Back to the blogging break! See you on December 5th.Fermilab scientist Don Lincoln describes the nature of the Higgs boson. Several large experimental groups are hot on the trail of this elusive subatomic particle which is thought to explain the origins of particle mass. … [Read more...]

Synesthesia

Part of the November Break Series - November 18th. I'll be back in December.Synesthesia from Terri Timely on Vimeo.syn·es·the·sia syn·aes·the·sia (sĭn'ĭs-thē'zhə) n. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normall … [Read more...]

Ten Quirky Science Stunts Of The Season – Richard Wiseman

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Nathalie Miebach: Art Made Of Storms

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Now On YouTube – The James Randi Show – Cold Fusion and Carl Sagan

The Randi Show is a biweekly video podcast produced by the James Randi Educational Foundation. James Randi himself discusses news from the world of science, pseudoscience, and the paranormal. Plus, he shares some stories from his amazing life. In this episode, Randi explores the latest news in cold fusion. Has it finally been achieved? … [Read more...]

SciTech’s Rescue Exhibition

Rescue - on at Perth's SciTech. … [Read more...]

From Jenner to Wakefield: The Anti-Vaccination Movement

From Jenner to Wakefield: The Anti-Vaccination Movement from Gresham College on FORA.tvThanks to Milton. In 1998 a medical furor broke out when The Lancet published an article by Andrew Wakefield questioning the benefits of the MMR vaccination which was being given unquestioningly to children throughout the UK. … [Read more...]

Simon Page’s Designs For 2011 The International Year Of Chemistry

Part of the November Break Series – I’ll be back blogging as usual on December 5th.At the end of 2009 you might remember that I designed the prints for the International Year of Astronomy which, unexpectedly, was a massive hit and really helped promote a worthwhile campaign. Now we are in 2011 and this year it is the turn of the International Year of Chemistry. ...IYC prints are now available to buy, see individual purchase links below each image or view the entire set at inprnt. Also you can v … [Read more...]


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