Friday, 10 May 2013

Round-Up Shorts – Wk17 to 18.

Picture of Muppet Scientist
Hello and welcome to the latest bare-bones Round-Up.

Let’s kick this week’s edition off by pointing you towards our Future Events page, and what a glorious shiny events page it is with all 2nd Wednesday of the month slots filled right up to November, you lucky people. There’s so much good stuff to be had there without me banging on about it here wasting precious Round-Up space. Tootle on over and have a look-see.

Right up to date with the first of our links: Six years on from this Jon Ronson cruise experience, blundering predatory ghoul, Sylvia Brown, is still getting it wrong.

Fancy having a go yourself? No, not like Sylvia Brown pulling vague answers out of her nether regions, How to Cold Read. Now there’s an Open Mic Night challenge.
Anyone up for it?

Just the weather for them – Skeptic
shorts.

Going back to our skeptic roots:The unseen force that drives Ouija boards and bomb detectors.


Meaningless labels applied to your existence – we have a test for that: Astrology, a Practical Test: Objects that affect you at birth.

Lifted straight from our Facebook page, BBC interviews Barnum Statement generator - gives oxygen to bullshit:  Graphology - discriminating against people on the basis of pseudoscientific non-sense for over 100 years.

Today’s weather is brought to you by….Christian Cloudbusters, and there's a new climate change theory in town.


Bruise on the noggin caused by non-contact mystical wavy hand energy.
Allegedly.

A CAMPAIGN has begun to safeguard the future of Scotland's only homeopathic hospital.


The scientific process through stock photography. Will somebody please turn that microscope round!

Genesis 9:20-25 And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent. And Shem and Japheth did facepalmeth. It’s in the Bible. Must be true then!

This week’s candidates for Tool of the Week:-

Local election 2013: 'Put disabled down' councillor re-elected in Cornwall.

BNP calls on members to breed more after elections disaster.
How about ‘breed’ off.

Physical exercise prevents you becoming gay, claims UK councillor candidate


Destined to be as ubiquitous as microwave ovens, 3D printing is about to take off, however, I’m quite taken by the simplicity of this design: Darwin's Cladogram Tree with Finches.

Co-discoverer of Evolution by Natural Selection soon to have a statue at The Natural History Museum.

Round-Up Property section: Wallace house up for sale.

Have vampires and wizards replaced aliens in our imaginations? James Gray at the RA: They didn't come from outer space.

In a merger of past and present cultural tracking,
FEMA Planning 'Zombie UFO Crash' Disaster Exercise.

DNA Collected from Found Objects Used to Create 3D Portraits.

Fossil Cookies.

Brain science with a difference: Prosopagnosia - The woman who can't recognise her face.



Use of placebos by athletes should be regulated. It’s cheating, claims expert.

One full year of solar motion captured in a figure of '8' loop with a weird name.

Free your mind and your ass will follow: Why Does Music Feel So Good?

Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust.

Traditional psychological diagnoses are going out of style.
A powerful organization of mental health researchers has said it will not be using the new DSM-V. Correction.


As life has evolved, it's complexity has increase exponentially, just like Moore's law.

What I would say to creationists if I was more of a dick. Rant and swears alerts – don’t say  you weren't warned.

A Boy And His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie.

Let’s end with some implosions.






This week’s Round-up was hastily compiled by SitP regular Roy Beddowes.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check this out for a vacuum implosion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_hci9vrvfw