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Michael Mann and the Climate Wars

Michael Mann and the Climate Wars

by Mark Boslough
Online Extras
August 17, 2016

Not only can we teach young scientists how to function in the increasingly hostile environment they may find themselves, we must teach them to do so.

Thanks to CFI: Children can dream big again and humanism spread across Africa!

Thanks to CFI: Children can dream big again and humanism spread across Africa!

by George Ongere
August 16, 2016

Setting up the Humanist Orphan Center was a response to irrationality, to empower abandoned children, and to educate the community about HIV/AIDS.

Michael Phelps y sus moratones

Michael Phelps y sus moratones

by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¬°Paparruchas!
August 9, 2016

El ‘cupping’ es una de las pseudoterapias más estúpidas. Forma parte de la llamada medicina tradicional china y, según el Papiro Ebers, uno de los tratados médicos más antiguos, se practicaba ya en Egipto hace unos 3.500 años.

Keeping Up with Paul Offit

Keeping Up with Paul Offit

by Susan Gerbic
Online Extras
August 9, 2016

Every year before the measles vaccine was first introduced in 1963, about 50,000 people, mostly previously healthy children, would be hospitalized with the disease and 500 would die. Sadly, I think it is going to take some of these diseases coming back to some extent in order for us to realize their importance. Vaccines have been a victim of their own success.

Perseid Meteor Shower

Perseid Meteor Shower

by Andrew Fraknoi
August 9, 2016

The Perseid meteors are cosmic “garbage” left over from a regularly returning comet, called Swift-Tuttle (after the two astronomers who first discovered it). The comet itself returns to the inner solar system every 130 years or so; it was last here in 1992.

Dream Meditation Is a Bit of a Snore

Dream Meditation Is a Bit of a Snore

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
August 8, 2016

Whatever Dream Reality Cinema is offering me, it isn’t science. It is a pleasant experience—the first time, anyway—but a costly one.

Stringing Us Along?

Stringing Us Along?

by Grant Ritchey
August 5, 2016

So when someone asks me “Does flossing work?”, my response is “It doesn’t not work.”

Cancer Miracle Mongering by City of Hope

Cancer Miracle Mongering by City of Hope

by William M. London
Renegades & Rascals
August 2, 2016

While I recognize that City of Hope offers cutting-edge cancer treatments and is a leader in making significant multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary scientific research advances, to claim that it works miracles is disgraceful hype.

Armed with a Misinformation Radar: Interview with Kavin Senapathy

Armed with a Misinformation Radar: Interview with Kavin Senapathy

by Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director
August 2, 2016

For me, it’s all about opposing injustice, and sometimes that requires targeting religion, and sometimes it requires fighting anti-science interests—they’re all forms of fundamentalism when you peel back a few layers.

Giving Nootropics a New Try

Giving Nootropics a New Try

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
July 29, 2016

Nootropics, by definition, certainly exist. But when we talk about nootropics anecdotally, we often mean something else: drugs that exist on the fringe, not yet completely acknowledged by science, or outright sidelined by it.

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