Skepchick Quickies 6.2
- British scientists ask WHO to condemn homeopathy -Â “The researchers, many of whom have worked in developing countries, called on the WHO to act amid fears that vulnerable patients are dying after turning to homeopathic preparations instead of effective medicines.”Â Thanks to everyone who sent this in.
- Silence is the Enemy – Sheril Kirshenbaum’s initiative to help the victims of rape in countries where rape is being used as a weapon of war.
- Gender gaps in math driven by social factors, not biological differences – The gap is closing in many cases but is still affected by how equally boys and girls are treated. From Kaylia.
- Infrared fuses can send secret messages – “By combining cutting-edge chemistry with the ancient concept of signaling flares, researchers have made an information-dense fuse that transmits complicated messages as it burns.”
- And in case you haven’t heard, Richard Wiseman is running an experiment through Twitter this week.Â Check it out and see how good your remote-viewing skills are.
I guess I’m still kind of overwhelmed by Dr. Tiller’s murder, in a way, because I read “Infrared fetuses can send secret messages.” Oi.
Aw, c’mon! Don’t take math away from us, too. ‘Course, some of us never had it….
Remote viewing skills? Is that like Mom has eyes in the back of her head?
I’m counting my completely wrong answer as a partial hit. :-)
Here’s my free-form description. See? It’s close. Well, some of it is. Just ignore everything that doesn’t match and it’s amazingly accurate.
@Steve: I was sort of vaguely close today. I said, “Outside of a large ugly warehouse-like building.”
I’m psychic, whee!
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