This Week on The Virtual Skeptics:
- Bob is DENIED;
- Eve’s tries a thousand-year-old medical miracle;
- And Tim is Going Clear
The panel this week was (left to right) Tim Farley, Robert Blaskiewicz and Eve Siebert. Brian Gregory makes a cameo appearance separately on Twitter.
Bob’s segment (at 3:37)
Bob has no links this week.
Tim’s segment (at 13:17)
Tim’s blog post this week on using Google AdWords and Twitter promoted tweets to counteract a news story, just like the Scientologists: https://skeptools.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/targeted-ads-outreach-scientology-going-clear-adwords-twitter/
Eve’s segment (at 25:54)
University of Nottingham press release, “AncientBiotics–a medieval remedy for modern day superbugs?” http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2015/march/ancientbiotics—a-medieval-remedy-for-modern-day-superbugs.aspx
Crowdfund project http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/232746873ab92e397fb01ac1fc1c994a
Claire Wilson, NewScientist, “Anglo-Saxon remedy kills hospital superbug MRSA” http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27263-anglo-saxon-remedy-kills-hospital-superbug-mrsa.html#.VRwbAPnF9OH
Nick Thompson and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, “Medieval Anglo-Saxon potion may kill MRSA superbug” http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/31/health/anglo-saxon-potion-mrsa/
Michelle Star, c/net, “Doctors kill golden staph using a 1000-year-old remedy” http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/doctors-kill-golden-staph-using-a-1000-year-old-remedy/
Internet Archive: Leechdoms, Wortcunning and Starcraft of Early England, vol II. Ed. and tr. Oswald Cockayne. 1863. MRSA-killing stye remedy on pp. 34 (Old English) and 35 (translation) https://archive.org/details/leechdomswortcun02cock
Announcements (at 44:27)
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