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“Spontaneous human combustion” in Ireland?

September 28, 2011

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Dateline: 23 September 2011 // Posted by: Brian Hughes Source: Galway City Tribune, Irish Times, The Guardian, NY Daily News, and many more. Story: “Galway Pensioner Dies From Spontaneous Combusion” Summary: A public inquiry into the death of a 76-year-old man in Galway, Ireland, late last year concluded that he was a victim of a […]

Subtle media pseudoscience

September 5, 2011

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Yes — there is pseudoscience in mainstream media. Sometimes it relates to out-and-out crazy stuff that most people would acknowledge is extremely questionable. But sometimes it relates to iffy (even fishy) science presented as unequivocal fact in media outlets that should really be more critical. This example is from The Irish Times. You can read […]