Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fukushima Well on It’s Way to “Cold Shutdown”

Good news out of Fukushima… a cold shutdown may be possible by the end of the year! But there are still many questions to be answered, like how damaged the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima #1 power plant are. Continue reading

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Do You Truly Understand?: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

Correlation does not imply causation. If you haven’t heard that before, you need to read this. If you think you understand it, you still might need to check your comprehension. Continue reading

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2011 Sex Survey from Tokyo, Japan

A survey on the sexual activity of people living in Tokyo was conducted this year, with some interesting results. But can we really make fair inferences based on the data? Continue reading

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TED Gallery: Endangered or Forgotten Languages

In Skeptikai’s first TED Gallery, endangered languages are explored, from the forgotten Indus script, to the notion of a unifying language across the world. Continue reading

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The Science of Condoms – Pornography, Japan, and Beyond

What does porn, masturbation, condom usage, and charity have in common? Find out here! Continue reading

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Will crying make you feel better? – Research of a thousand cries

In psychology research pertaining to crying, we generally see that people who are asked in retrospect how they felt after earlier instances of crying report positive changes in mood. This has led people to pass on the notion that crying … Continue reading

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The Google Generation has Weak Google-fu

Google-fu, the art of Googling with success, has been challenged by researchers who say other search engines are better able to provide successful links, and that Google users don’t know how to use Google. Continue reading

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The Cherry Blossoms Shall Bloom Again – An Overlooked Factor in National Unity

One important factor in Japan’s sense of unity after the March 11 earthquake was widely overlooked. Let me take you back to that time and show you what it was like. Continue reading

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Scientists Prove Bisexuals Exist; Captain Obvious Loses Job

“So they weren’t faking it after all?” Nope. Bisexuals really do exist. No longer will bisexuals be considered mythical creatures akin to griffins, dragons and leprechauns. While this research seem trivial, it’s considerably important because past studies have conversely suggested … Continue reading

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Typhoon Talas Brings Tsunami-like Damage to Japan

Typhoon 12, also known as “Talas,” has devastated even more of Japan. When will it end? Continue reading

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