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Why your child still needs vaccines, even if you may not know someone with...

Edward Bell, Drake University At the turn of the 21st century, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published an article about the 10 greatest...

No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism (again)

Once again, a panel of scientists has found no evidence that the M.M.R. vaccine causes autism. The gist of the report? “The M.M.R. vaccine doesn’t...
Does taking vitamin c prevent colds?

Will a Vitamin C Megadose Protect Against the Cold Virus?

Will taking Vitamin C protect against a cold?  The average U.S. adult catches between two and four cold viruses each year, according to the Centers...
2017 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions

2017 failed and forgotten psychic predictions

Another year has come and gone and so we have the opportunity to review how the world’s leading psychics fared in their predictions for...
A Universe Not Made For Us

A Universe Not Made For Us

Our ancestors understood origins by extrapolating from their own experience.  How else could they have done it? So the Universe was hatched from a cosmic...
Vaccine myths and misconceptions

Vaccine Myths and Misconceptions

Vaccines are generally considered to be the most successful public health intervention ever devised. The successful use of vaccines in preventing disease means that most...

Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to tell them what’s...

R. Kelly Garrett, The Ohio State University Have you ever thought to yourself, “I’ll bet that’s true,” before you had all the facts? Most people...

Six myths about vaccination – and why they’re wrong

Rachael Dunlop, University of Technology Sydney Recently released government figures show levels of childhood vaccination have fallen to dangerously low levels in some areas of...
How to spot bad medicine, pseudoscience, scams, frauds, and quacks.

How to Spot Bad Medicine, Pseudoscience, Scams, and Quacks

According to the Skeptic Dictionary, 'Quackery' used to be a pejorative term describing medical charlatanism, that is, health practices or remedies that have no...
Myths you're tired of hearing.

What myth are you tired of hearing?

What is a myth that you're tired of hearing?  Redditors were recently asked that question and came up with some very interesting responses.  Here...
The Mistrust of Science

The Mistrust of Science

The following was delivered as the commencement address at the California Institute of Technology, on Friday, June 10th, by Atul Gawande, a surgeon and public-health researcher,...
50 Misused and Misunderstood Terms in Psychology

50 of the most misleading, misused, ambiguous, and logically confused terms in psychology

The goal of this article is to promote clear thinking and clear writing among students and teachers of psychological science by curbing terminological misinformation...
Screw science! How to inoculate against science denialism

How to inoculate people against Donald Trump’s fact bending claims

Written by John Cook, The University of Queensland and Margaret Crane, The University of Queensland A potential Donald Trump presidency terrifies people worldwide. His racism, bullying,...
Why is the price of oil so low?

Why is the price of oil so low?

In December 2015, the price of a gallon of gasoline dipped below $2 for the first time since March 2009.  Suddenly, memories of forking...
Celebrity Dangerous Quacks

6 Celebrities & Their Dangerous Pseudoscientific Ideas

It’s rather frustrating to see how gullible people can be when it comes to celebrities and some of society’s attraction to following their lives ....

Pseudoscience and conspiracy theory are not victimless crimes against science

Eduardo Nicolas Schulz, University of Birmingham News of anti-vaxxer movements, demands to teach creationism in schools as science, and dubious claims for the health-giving properties...