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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 3.4

Evolution explained with candy. (via BoingBoing)

A guy claims to be able to predict earthquakes by the magnetic pull of the moon. Scientists say this guy – who claims to have “predicted” the Christchurch earthquake – is nuts. (via Physorg.com)

A new genus of stingray is discovered in the Amazon. (via Physorg.com)

Cyborg collie? I don’t even know…(via Neatorama)

Photo credit: terren in Virginia

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  1. March 4, 2011 at 8:11 pm —

    hee! I had a bit of a post in the wings about Ken Ring’s BS, but you’ve already covered it. Cool!

  2. March 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm —

    I feel obligated to point out that the “cyborg lassie” link is purely entertainment. The soviets never had any plans to make a walking deathbot controlled by dog heads. They used a little bit of science fact — the soviets did mad scientist experiments with dogs — with fanciful modern scifi. The robot in the photographs is a miniature. One of the easier ways you can tell is that the light source on the people in the photo and on the “robot” are different. (Look at where the highlights and shadows fall.)

    So fun to look at, but not real.

  3. March 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm —

    ha, yes, the cyborg collie was meant to be just a bit of fun. but thank you for explaining it :o)

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