15 year old William Gadoury has discovered the ruins of a Mayan city in the jungle of Yucatan following his theory that the Mayans picked the locations of their cities according to star constellations. I have some doubts about this.
A local broadcaster reports that Dutch medium Robbert van den Broeke was arrested on January 6th and was held for three days. Five people have made statements against him for making threats, including at least one death threat. Van den Broeke has quite a history in harassing people, but has always claimed that he is the victim of a hacker.
Two of the foreign scientists who were enthusiastic about the Danish schoolgirl experiment replicated it and managed to get an article about their research published. it did seem difficult to make more mistakes in this experiment, but Marie-Claire Cammaerts and Olle Johansson managed this anyway.
Wim Hof is well known for setting some stunning records in the cold, but in the last couple of years changed his focus to selling his method as a tool to get better health. What is plausible of his claims? And what is true about his claims that his method has gained scientific recognition?
Recently Michael Shermer did a book tour in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. I had the opportunity to interview him about his book for Skepter, the magazine of the Dutch skeptics foundation Skepsis.