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Gone Squatchin’:  My Day at the Bigfoot Expo

Gone Squatchin’:  My Day at the Bigfoot Expo

by Rebecca Watson
Skepchick
February 26, 2014

The schedule ran from noon until 6:15pm and was packed with talks like, “Bigfoot Eyeshine—What Is It?” and “What Would Sasquatch Do?” which I imagined as a lecture on top-down morality and ethics as espoused by a shy, possibly fictional woodland creature.

Will Psychics “Cure” Cancer?

Will Psychics “Cure” Cancer?

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
February 20, 2014

The online psychic industry is a seemingly bottomless collection of clairvoyants, tarot card readers, psychic healers, and other people in purple outfits.

“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

“Breaking Magic” With Billy Kidd – Magic Meets Science On The Discovery Channel

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
February 14, 2014

Street magic is nothing new on our television screens. What makes Breaking Magic different is the discussion of scientific concepts and the use of physics, chemistry and psychology in making magic fun and intellectually stimulating.

Can Science Support Creationism?

Can Science Support Creationism?

by Penny Higgins
Use and Abuse of the Fossil Record
February 4, 2014

Creationism is the idea that some supernatural power is responsible for the diversity of life on Earth. This is in contradiction to the scientific theory of Evolution, which holds that the diversity of life on Earth today can be tracked back to a single common, unicellular, ancestor, and that the diversity is due to the accumulation of minute changes along lineages over billions of years.

“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

“I Immunise” With The Immunisation Alliance Of Western Australia – Interview With Dr. Katie Attwell

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 30, 2014

I'm very fortunate to live in a great part of the world, near Fremantle in Western Australia. I'm also very fortunate that there's proactive people here who are very concerned about vaccination rates—and are willing to try outreach in a number of different ways. For this interview, I talked to Dr. Katie Attwell, of "I Immunise."

In the Media: 2013 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2013 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
January 15, 2014

As CSI’s Senior Research Fellow Joe Nickell continued his work—now in the middle of his fifth decade—of investigating the world’s paranormal, historical, and forensic mysteries.

CFI-Argentina 2013 Report

CFI-Argentina 2013 Report

by Alejandro Borgo
January 13, 2014

A course on critical thinking, lecture at ARTECH, article in Newsweek Argentina, and more.

Burzynski Clinic: A Scientifical Year Of Fail

Burzynski Clinic: A Scientifical Year Of Fail

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
January 10, 2014

Looking back on 2013, what was the most flawed sciencey story of the year? I pick antineoplastons—touted as a miracle cancer cure with little to no proof.

Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 2, 2014

With years of experience in investigating paranormal claims and teaching critical thinking, the combined powers of Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero present the arguments for and against the existence of the most famous (and debated) monsters in history.

Be Happy if You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part Two)

Be Happy if You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part Two)

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
December 13, 2013

The Raëlian Happiness Academy was the culmination of our five months undercover with the UFO-believing group. During those five months, we spent many hours in one Raëlian sister’s apartment, cross-legged and staring sublimely into one another’s eyes.

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