This week on Virtual Skeptics
– Nothing of interest ever happens to Bob;
– Eve applauds the firing of nurses
– Sharon looks into why Oklahoma is BOOMING.
– and some call him….Tim?
- Alex Jones has primetime tantrum: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtyKofFih8Y
- Conan’s masterful spoof of Jones: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/09/conan-alex-jones-piers-morgan_n_2441231.html
- Jones “followed home” by armed mafia after the interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=v0sE9hAXXB4:
- Monsters and Critics: “Indiana nurses fired over vaccination refusal, one doctor speaks out”
- Yahoo/ABC “Nurses Fired for Refusing Flu Shot”
- USA Today: “Nurse with no flu shot refuses to wear mask, is fired”
- Booms in Guthrie may be linked to Thursday quake:
- USGS Booms
- On Skepticality this week: http://www.skepticality.com/another-doubtful-year/
- How culture/society around us affects mental illness outcomes http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/07/batman-returns-how-culture-shapes-muddle-into-madness/
- Environmentalist author (and QED 2013 speaker) Mark Lynas does an about face on GMOs http://www.marklynas.org/2013/01/lecture-to-oxford-farming-conference-3-january-2013/
Brian’s Robot’s links:
- Vomiting Robot Helps Researchers Understand Norovirus http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2013/01/05/vomiting-robot-helps-researchers-understand-norovirus/
- Vomiting Larry helps track spread of Norovirus bug http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FjNtlkPofU8
- The Norovirus: A Study in Puked Perfection http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/02/the-norovirus-a-study-in-puked-perfection/
Everyone who isn’t named Brian is on this week’s Skepticality.
Congratulations to Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe and Ardent Atheists podcasts, who both won a Podcast Award this week in the Science and Religious Inspiration categories.
Bob’s new project:
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