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Kitty Genovese: Revising the Parable of the Bad Samaritan

Kitty Genovese: Revising the Parable of the Bad Samaritan

by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
July 21, 2016

The Kitty Genovese case became a troubling symbol of bystander apathy in the United States. According to the Times report, thirty-seven people witnessed Genovese being stabbed to death in three separate attacks over a period of thirty minutes, and none of them called the police or attempted to intervene.

The Man Behind the Makeup: An Interview with Captain Disillusion

The Man Behind the Makeup: An Interview with Captain Disillusion

by Susan Gerbic
July 18, 2016

Captain D’s catch phrase is “Love with your heart: use your brain for everything else.” I think it’s about time the community learned more about the man behind the makeup.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Do They Really Work?

Glucosamine and Chondroitin: Do They Really Work?

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
July 13, 2016

People want to believe in G/C, and they can easily find reasons to disregard the evidence. Hope springs eternal.

La “Física” de Deepak Chopra

La “Física” de Deepak Chopra

by Sadri Hassani, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Online Extras
July 12, 2016

Las ilusiones de la memoria

Las ilusiones de la memoria

by Elizabeth Loftus, Translated by Alejandro Borgo
Online Extras
July 12, 2016

Cuando comencé mi trabajo sobre las ilusiones de la memoria no me imaginaba que se iba a transformar en un tema tan relevante socialmente y tan políticamente explosivo.

Hot Drinks

Hot Drinks

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
July 7, 2016

The question remains: If I get a coffee at my local takeout or make tea from my kettle is it typically hot enough to raise my cancer risk?

Report From SkeptiCal, the Northern California Science and Skepticism Conference

Report From SkeptiCal, the Northern California Science and Skepticism Conference

by Susan Gerbic
June 27, 2016

I attend as many skeptic conferences as I can, and each one has its own “flavor” and style. SkeptiCal differs from others by being a no-frills event, but without you noticing that those frills are missing.

Genius Java: Memory Boosting Coffee

Genius Java: Memory Boosting Coffee

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
June 23, 2016

In one sense it might actually make you smarter: if you can understand why its claims are questionable and can apply those lessons to other marketing claims.

Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work—Interview with Kat Arney

Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work—Interview with Kat Arney

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
June 22, 2016

A look at the history, influence, mysteries, and misconceptions about the field of genetics.

Is the Scientology Personality Test Scientific?

Is the Scientology Personality Test Scientific?

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
June 17, 2016

We just wanted to see whether the OCA would give us any special insight that other personality tests, such as the famed Myers Briggs Type Indicator, didn’t offer… As we explained that we were there to take the personality test, voluntarily, rather than being prompted on the street, her eyes grew wider.

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