Religious iPhone app banned by Apple

Apparently 47,273 wingnuts have signed a petition demanding that Apple restore a religious iPhone app that has been banned. OK, so what is this all about? Apparently there was a 4,700 word declaration by some ministers. It was made available as an iPhone app and then was banned. So who wrote this? It has three … Read more Religious iPhone app banned by Apple

How to create an entire universe from nothing – Lawrence Krauss

I was having a discussion with a believer that started out with “Is there a God” and soon quickly evolved into, “Ah but how do you get a Universe from nothing?”.  Now, since I’m not a Theoretical Physicist, I’m not the best person to ask about that, so who is? Well how about asking the … Read more How to create an entire universe from nothing – Lawrence Krauss

Booze Myths … take note, you may need to know for tonight

New Scientist has the lowdown on a few booze myths, so as part of your preparations for tonight, here is a quick summary … Tempted to drink Coffee to sober up – Nope, forget it. It will not in any way reduce your blood alcohol level, so when you wake up tomorrow with a head … Read more Booze Myths … take note, you may need to know for tonight

How “not” to secretly film a polar bear

When up the Arctic attempting to make a documentary about Polar Bears, how the heck do you get all those up-close and personal shots? Easy, you disguise the camera as part of the background so that it then blends seamlessly in. Good plan, yes? Unfortunately, this plan potentially has a wee flaw. The polar bear … Read more How “not” to secretly film a polar bear

Ben Goldacre at his very best – Video

This you have got to watch … its Ben Goldacre at his very best. He is the author of the Guardian’s weekly ”Bad Science” column and Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks, here he dismantles the questionable science behind an assortment of drug trials, court cases, and events of our time. Ben Goldacre … Read more Ben Goldacre at his very best – Video