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This week on Skepticality, Derek talks with author and professor Cathy N. Davidson, co-founder of HASTAC, "Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory", about her recently released book, "Now You See It", which tells the fascinating story of how our understanding of human attention and learning can be used to enhance and change the manner in which we teach in the modern era.
Show Notes
 

– Date – August 30th 2011
– Derek is alone one more time
– You can send in your cool Science Shoutout to hosts@skepticality.net
– Now Dragon*Con with Skeptrack is HERE!
– There is now an offiical mobile application for Dragon*Con, INCLUDING the Skeptrack.
– Check out Cathy's blog at: http://www.cathydavidson.com/
– Or peer at the HASTAC.

Skeptic History

– Sylvia Browne agreed to take the JREF’s Million Dollar Challenge on September 3, 2001 (but has never followed through).
– The JREF continues to challenge psychics to take the test, as on the recent ABC News Nightline episode.
– On August 19 the West Memphis Three, part of the satanic ritual abuse panic of the 80s and 90s, were freed.
– The story of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon, Illinois began with a news story on September 2, 1944.
– Astronaut Buzz Aldrin punched moon hoax proponent Bart Sibrel on September 9, 2002.
– You can read daily Skeptic History facts on Twitter or Facebook or download the new (and free) JREF iPhone app.

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