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Well? Would you…? This was the question faced by the participants in a rather extraordinary series of studies described in a new paper from Illinois psychologists Randy J. McCarthy and colleagues. In total, 1081 parents with children aged under 18 were presented with an outline of a person, and asked to imagine that it was …

Posted: 2/6/2016 4:24:53 AM   Reads: 88   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Voodoo

Why? Because science is fun. There is no knowledge that is not power.

Posted: 10/14/2011 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 821   Submitted By: spiritech0   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Mr. Basiago is the founder and president of the Mars Anomaly Research Society, where he digs through pictures of Mars and looks for anything he doesn’t understand, which he then claims is evidence of life on the Red Planet. He evidently has met with some resistance to his claims, because he was forced to send out a press release, which Yahoo! dutifully published. In it, he’s trying to convince the National Geographic Society to publish his nonsense. Reading it is funny, if a little sad:

Posted: 1/8/2009 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 715   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: blogs.discovermagazine.com Category: Mars Anomalies