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February 2012

Melting Arctic Ice Linked to Bad Winter Weather in Europe, Northern Hemisphere

a US/China-based team show this affects the jet stream and brings cold, snowy weather. From 2007 to 2011, large parts of the U.S., northwestern Europe, and northern and central China experienced early or abnormally heavy snowfall. A climate model created by the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research pinpointed two mechanisms for how a decline in sea ice could lead to more snowfall.

U.S. Court Rules Part of DOMA Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White, a Bush appointee judge, has rules a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The ruling came down Wednesday in San Francisco in the case Golinski v. United States Office of Personnel Management. Karen Golinski, the Plaintiff in the case is a staff attorney for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The March Get Together will be Nuclear Powered

Our March Get Together will have a special guest. Dr. Ron Fleming is a Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences. He will be speaking with us about nuclear energy. Not only will he be speaking about current nuclear technology, he will also tell us about Molten Salt (Thorium) Reactors which have been buzzing around the Internet lately.

Evidence Found for Alan Turing’s 1950s Tiger Stripe Theory

Physorg.com is reporting on an online posting in the Nature Genetics journal that Alan Turing’s 1952 theory of Morphogenesis. The study, funded by the Medical Research Council and to be published online in Nature Genetics, not only demonstrates a mechanism which is likely to be widely relevant in vertebrate development, but also provides confidence that chemicals called morphogens, which control these patterns, can be used in regenerative medicine to differentiate stem cells into tissue.

Professional Debate: Does God Exist?

The Secular Student Alliance Michigan Chapter is hosting a debate.

It will be focused on the question: Does God Exist?

The debate will be between SSA organizer JT Eberhard and Campus Minister for New Life Church John Allen.

The Latest Conspiracy Theory: Whitney Houston’s Death Was an Occult Sacrifice

This new conspiracy theory is a very good example of just how detached it’s believers can be. The author goes through a long and convoluted story on how the music industry is, in fact, a secret society of Illuminati and Satan worshipers. The music industry’s goal is simple. They lure innocent people with talent to Hollywood, convince them to sign a contract, then drain their life force until such a time that they are no longer useful. They then sacrifice then to their demon overlords. Makes perfect sense, right?

The Drunken Skeptics Episode 11: Expat

The latest Drunken Skeptics is out! Episode 11 is fresh and ready for your aggregators to consume!

In this episode we talk about TEDxDetroit, What Chris and Michelle have been doing with their time and as always we have Whiskey and Shenanigans!

MISkeptics Second Annual Darwin Day Celebration

Darwin Day falls on February 12th. Which is also Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. But we decided to celebrate Darwin.

For our second annual Darwin Day, we have a lot of things planned. We’ve got a presentation, possibly a video and our Games Master has a new game that everyone can participate in!