Skepticism

Skepticism

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By Hemant Mehta Gwyneth Paltrow recently sat down for an interview with the BBC, and when the reporter pointed out that many of the products she...

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By Giorgia Guglielmi A study1 that claims to show that a homeopathic treatment can ease pain in rats has caused uproar after it was published in a...

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By Mark Harris Christopher Talbot thought he would make a great police officer. He was 29 years old, fit, and had a clean background record. Talbot...

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By Steven Salzberg A few days ago, a news story in the journal Nature reported that the World Health Organization, which is supposed to be devoted to improving the...

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By David Cyranoski Choi Seung-hoon thought he had an impossible assignment. On a grey autumn day in Beijing in 2004, he embarked on a marathon effort...

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By Abby Ohlheiser The Internet exists, and so does Hurricane Florence. The inevitable result? An ever-growing tally of online hoaxes about the dangerous storm, hoping...

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By Hemant Mehta When people make fun of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s pseudoscience-purveying company Goop, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the jade egg. These were the...

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By Kimberly Hickok When something occurs that's hard to explain, many people say that "everything happens for a reason" and that the event was "meant...

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By Zack Ford A newly published study that purports to show the benefits of ex-gay conversion therapy is exciting anti-LGBTQ groups like the Liberty Counsel that oppose...

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By Davide Castelvecchi It was an explosive claim: the discovery of a superconducting material that can carry electricity with virtually no resistance in normal, ambient conditions. The...