Skepticism

Skepticism

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By Dan Ferber Days after President Donald Trump took office, his spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway coined a term that ricocheted around the world. Chuck Todd, host...

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By Kurt Andersen Forty-eight hours ago, after watching Oprah Winfrey give a terrific, rousing feminist speech on an awards show, millions of Americans instantly, giddily decided...

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By The Wire Staff Five hours into the all-India strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Bill they were protesting was sent to...

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By Mitch Daniels Of the several claims of “anti-science” that clutter our national debates these days, none can be more flagrantly clear than the campaign...

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By Rafi Letzter The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Dec. 18 that it plans to crack down on dangerous or dishonestly advertised homeopathic products — a...

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By Kristen V. Brown Gwyneth, watch out. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to crack down on so-called “homeopathic remedies”—treatments that due to agency enforcement policy have managed...

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By Stuart Vyse Let us stipulate that there is no magic. Sleight-of-hand, deception, illusion, and conjuring, yes, but no “real” magic. On this, most science-minded people...

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By Jo Marchant One of the largest-ever clinical trials into whether acupuncture can relieve pain in cancer patients has reignited a debate over the role of...

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By Ross Pomeroy In 2006, an ominous term entered the public lexicon: colony collapse disorder. The mysterious, somewhat vague word describes instances where entire colonies of honeybees abruptly...

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By Roni Dengler Celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian West says it boosted her energy level. Mad Men’s January Jones touts it as a cure for postpartum depression....