Nathalie Miebach: Art Made Of Storms

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Sunday Morning Survey – Can A Spider Achieve Absolution?

Part of the November Break Series – I’ll be back blogging as usual on December 5th. Absolution is an integral part of the Sacrament of Penance, in Roman Catholicism. The penitent makes a sacramental confession of all mortal sins to a priest and prays an act of contrition. The priest then assigns a penance and imparts absolution in the name of the Trinity, on behalf of Christ Himself, using a fixed sacramental formula. Wikipedia. Very soon it will be an anniversary of an event and it's a difficult … [Read more...]

Sadie Crabtree On Winning Hearts And Minds for Skepticism – At TAM 2011 Las Vegas

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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...]

Now You See Her…

Part of the November Break Series – I’ll be back blogging as usual on December 5th. This post originally appeared on Podblack Blog in 2008, for the Scientiae carnival on the theme of 'Added Weight'.  *** Ever felt as if you were completely invisible, no matter how hard you worked or how eager you were to contribute to a shared cause? When is it malice - and when is it just plain being too small and solitary to come to anyone's attention? The email featured a job description - which I couldn't h … [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...]

I’m Not Blogging But I Needed This Right Now

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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...]

‘What We Don’t Need Is Critical Thinking’ – Takedown Of A TEDx Talk On JREF’s Swift

Check out the excellent article Fluff Won't Make The World A Better Place over on the JREF Swift blog: One of my favorite sources of interesting content is TED. If you're not sure what that is, I highly recommend watching a few of the talks posted online and read about it. TEDx on the other hand... TEDx is a program which allows people to license the TED name to organize small (<100 attendees) TED-like events in their communities. Many TEDx talks are available online as well. Some are just as … [Read more...]

Catvertising

Part of the November Break Series – I’ll be back blogging as usual on December 5th.Thanks to Jim WW Smith for this find. … [Read more...]


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