Hayley is a Ghost

Another weekly roundup *revised*

Posted on: April 23, 2011

*UPDATE – Sunday April 24th – Here are some additional things I’ve discovered since the original post*

An interesting article on the BBC site about techniques spies would use to communicate, as detailed in released CIA documents. Read more here.

Icelands Penis museum finally gets a Human exhibit (but wont disclose the size…) Read here.

David Mitchell explores Easter and the harm one little cross can do. Read here.

Hitchens address to American Atheists (I found this quite moving). Read here.

Bath University reveals interesting study that suggests belief in angels is on the rise. Read here.

‘How a single word can make cruelty seem okay’ – this one is very thought provoking. Read here.

Cadbury Creme Eggs go for an MRI scan, and why not. Goo! View here.

“What do they do with their legs?” Julia Sweeney writes about ‘the talk’ with her young daughter šŸ™‚ Read here.

*Below is the pre-updated content of this post*

This will be my third weekly round-up of interesting stuff I’ve found this week, and the hits and clicks on the last two posts like this suggest people are reading what I recommend, so I hope you find it all as interesting as I do.



It’s bittersweet though, as the launch of the new series follows on from the sad news that Elisabeth Sladen passed away earlier this week aged 63. As an adult who used to watch The Sarah Jane Adventures whenever I happened to find it on the television this is really sad news šŸ˜¦
The thing that I found the most touching and upsetting was reading through the tributes left by children on the Newsround website. What a legacy…


Read about the ASA complaint aid ‘Fishbarrel’ launched recently by Simon Perry. It speeds up the complaint process and, well, is pretty damn awesome. You can find out more here (there’s also a video guide).

The psychology of cheating Read the article here.

The Science of why we don’t believe Science An interesting read.

Backwards step on looking into the future

Dr Ben Goldacre has today written about the precognition studies done by Daryll Bem that so many people on my friends lists were using to cite as proof that people could see into the future. You can read more here and can find Richard Wisemans ‘Bem replication log’ here.

Monster Talk interviews Joe Nickell Tracking the man beasts Go listen!

Skeptically Speaking: 107 & 108 – Zombies & magical thinking

In ep. 107 the host digs into “the fascinating ways these movie monsters overlap with real-world science.” and looks at parasites that use mind control and the mathematical models showing the best ways to control invasion.

In ep. 108 Jamy Ian Swiss, Brian Brushwood and Michael Goudeau discuss how the study and practice of magic can help teach critical thinking skills.

Derren Brown takes on Faith Healers in new show Read more (and view the video) here.

So there you have it. My weekly round up. As a final note, I’d like to send you over to the Bath Skeptical Societies blog that is slowly coming to life.


1 Response to "Another weekly roundup *revised*"

Thanks for the great links – very interesting

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Hayley is a ghost

Hayley Stevens is an advocate for science-based research into seemingly paranormal experiences and occurrences. With a background in the pseudo-scientific research into ghosts, Hayley offers a unique insight into the strange world of ghost hunting through her experience.

She describes herself as 'a ghost hunter who doesn't hunt for ghosts' and this is her personal blog where she writes about ghosts, people, and other interesting things. Read more here.

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