Research from Birzait University appears to show that it is the carbon dioxide in soft drinks that contributes most to weight gain and not the (artificial) sugars in these beverages. However, this study seems not to be very convincing after a critical look.
Close to the so called ‘Face on Mars’ there are twelve hills which are likely the remnants of mud volcanoes. These hills are positioned in such a way that you can find all kind of remarkable mathematical relations in the triangles and other figures you can form with those. A hidden message from an alien civilization? Or are these calculations an example of confirmation bias?
From 1985 until 1993 two chess grandmasters, Viktor Korchnoi and Géza Maróczy, played a correspondence game. Quite remarkable because Maróczy had already been dead for more than thirty years when the game began.
The archive of Dutch clairvoyant and healer Gerard Croiset, who became famous internationally as psychic detective, has been indexed and will be made publicly available. Could there be anything of interest in the annotations he wrote about his cases?
Ruggero Santilli has sued me over an article I’ve written on his pseudoscience. He has a long history of suing his critics or just threatening to take them to court. Another very dark side of Santilli has not been given much attention by me – until now.
Dutch firm Xlens promotes glasses with colored lenses as a tool for people who have reading problems because of dyslexia. The glasses are claimed to improve reading, but there is no plausible theory behind it and there is no solid evidence whatsoever.
Fringe scientist Ruggero Santilli isn’t pleased at all with a couple of articles I’ve written about his activities. He tried to scare to scare me off with a peculiar letter from his attorney, Joe Parrish from Fortis Law.