This Week on The Virtual Skeptics
- Bob has fun storming the castle;
- Eve makes a psychic prediction;
- Barb may be feeling blue;
- And Tim’s on fire, baby!
Newspaper horoscopes became popular starting in England after a newspaper published the horoscope for what famous baby in 1930?
Eve Siebert on psychic predictions (at 4:52)
The Moderate Voice: Psychic predictions for 2014 http://themoderatevoice.com/190212/real-psychic-predictions-for-2014/
Patch.com California: Psychics predict 2014: A gentler year, more “perky,” maybe a volcanic eruption http://patch.com/california/novato/psychics-predict-2014-a-gentler-year-more-perky-and-maybe-a-flood#.U_UjWvldV0x
International Business Times: 2014 psychic predictions http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/532509/20140102/chinese-astrology-calendar-scorpio-taurus-capricorn-pieces.htm#.U_PEZvldV0w
Brian Gregory’s robot update (at 22:37)
Harvard’s Kilobot Swarm Keeps Fellow Robots in Line
Tim Farley on Ignite Skepticism at DragonCon (at 29:15)
Learn about Ignite here: http://igniteshow.com/
A collection of skeptical prior Ignite or Pecha Kucha talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfKOKOGpIISyQ2JfIS07n6W7cRkVqymOQ
Bob Blaskiewicz on Ebola misinformation (at 40:03)
All the Ebola you could want and more!
Barbara Drescher on the psychology of color (at 50:00)
Eve and Tim both have segments on this week’s new episode of Skepticality.
Atlanta Star Party is a week away and now has a special student discount, improved menu (including vegan and gluten free options) and an online list of the silent auction items! You can still get $5 off with KRELNIK2014 on registration.
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