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July 2011

The Drunken Skeptics Episode 10: Redux

It’s time for another episode of the Drunken Skeptics! In this episode, we are doing a News Roundup. We have selected several news topics that we think are important for both the Michigan and the Nation. Everything from science to politics, with some alcohol thrown in for good measure.

Free Energy!

Okay, not quite. But certainly free-er in the sense that it could let you make do with other’s energy scraps. What the heck am I talking about? (Don’t worry, sometimes I wonder too.) The point of this particular rambling is a new device that captures ambient electromagnetic energy to power small electronic devices. Some folks […]

Invitation from CFI Michigan for the Secular Summer Retreat

CFI Michigan is having their annual summer retreat next weekend. Jennifer, the Assistant Director of CFI MI, asked me to pass on the information to our readers as you are invited to attend as well!

Help the Atheists of Reddit Win $50,000 for Charity

Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, and a fellow Reddittor has posted about a charity drive that is happening over there. You don’t have to donate any money for this, but a few clicks could help the Reddit Atheists win $50,000 for a variety of charities.

Scientists Discover Biomarker for Autism

ScienceDaily reports that Scientists from the University of Cambridge have identified reduced activity in the part of the brain associated with emotional facial expression which could be a marker for familial risk of Autism.

Arsenate-Tolerant Bacteria from Mono Lake. Part 2

Over six months have passed since the world was introduced to GFAJ-1, a bacterium reportedly capable of incorporating arsenic (As) into biomolecules as a substitute for phosphorus (P). I previously summarized the paper and some of the initial peer-reviewed responses. Since then, scientists have voiced their concerns, primarily focusing on the quality and type of […]

The July Get Together is Coming Up

This Saturday, July 9th will be our Monthly Get Together.

It’s also our one year anniversary! It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for a year now. Over the past year we’ve had quite a few amazing guests come out and give some pretty amazing presentations.

The Drunken Skeptics Episode 9: We Get Mail

In this episode, we have another Drunken Debate, we talk about some of the mail that we get and an always, our Whiskey and Shenanigans.

We get some strange emails. Here are just a few of the strange offerings to show up in our inbox. Feel free to take a listen and to try and figure out just what the hell they are saying!