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Why Physical Activity Does Little to Control Weight

Why Physical Activity Does Little to Control Weight

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
February 16, 2017

Herman Pontzer describes new research findings that challenge our conventional wisdom about diet, exercise, and weight loss.

The Empowering of Alternative Medicine in Portugal

The Empowering of Alternative Medicine in Portugal

by João Madruga Dias
February 14, 2017

It’s time for doctors to openly expose and fight the usage of pseudoscience in healthcare.

From Chemtrails to CSICon: An Interview with Mick West.

From Chemtrails to CSICon: An Interview with Mick West.

by Susan Gerbic
February 10, 2017

Skeptics are fairly politically diverse, but we are united in our opposition to fake science, alternative facts, charlatans, and bunk. CSICon is part of the solution…

Override: My quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind

Override: My quest to go beyond brain training and take control of my mind

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 7, 2017

Interview with biologist and writer Caroline Williams.

Local Skeptical Outreach & Activism: Monterey County SkeptiCamp

Local Skeptical Outreach & Activism: Monterey County SkeptiCamp

by Susan Gerbic
February 3, 2017

Skepticism as a “thing” is unknown to most people; they don’t understand that there are communities, conferences, books, podcasts, and more that focus on all kinds of topics. It’s our responsibility to educate the public about these matters.

Tijuana’s Alternative Cancer Treatments: Warnings and Side Effects

Tijuana’s Alternative Cancer Treatments: Warnings and Side Effects

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
February 2, 2017

It is not hard to imagine that the empty hope offered in Tijuana will creep over the border soon, and that without the regulatory assurance of a strong FDA, ordinary Americans will not be able to tell an effective treatment from an ineffective one.

Your Unlearning Report: The Trouble with Empathy, Implicit Bias, and Believing in Luck

Your Unlearning Report: The Trouble with Empathy, Implicit Bias, and Believing in Luck

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
January 27, 2017

For a skeptic, there is nothing more satisfying than discovering that some previously cherished truth has been overturned by new evidence.

Fake News Begets Fake News: Pizzagate

Fake News Begets Fake News: Pizzagate

by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
January 25, 2017

“I did another search, this time of my own email for mentions of pizza… pizza is mentioned twice as often by Podesta and his correspondents as it is by me and my correspondents…”

Turmeric/Curcumin: The “Natural Remedy of the Century” or a Waste of Money?

Turmeric/Curcumin: The “Natural Remedy of the Century” or a Waste of Money?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
January 24, 2017

Turmeric does have other benefits. It enhances the flavor and appearance of Indian food.

The True Story of The Bye Bye Man

The True Story of The Bye Bye Man

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
January 20, 2017

From a folkloric perspective there are many red flags that the story of The Bye Bye Man (as Schneck described it to me and in his book—he didn’t write the screenplay) is fiction.

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