Felipe Nogueira has a master’s degree in computer science and is a PhD student in medical sciences in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being an engaged reader of skepticism and promoting the science movement for years, Felipe realized the movement was not as strong in Brazil as it should be. He created a blog where he writes and translates pieces about science and skepticism and also publishes interviews he has done with scientists and skeptics. His blog can be found in Portuguese at http://ceticismoeciencia.blogspot.com.br/ and in English at http://skepticismandscience.blogspot.com.br/.
Screening for Prostate and Breast Cancer: It’s More Complex Than You May Think
Cancer screening searches for cancer before its symptoms appear.
March 12, 2018
Michael Shermer’s book, Heavens on Earth, details how the awareness of our mortality and failings has led to beliefs in heaven and hell, in afterlives and resurrections both spiritual and physical, in utopias and dystopias, in progress and decline, and in the perfectibility and fallibility of human nature.
Lawrence Krauss’ The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far was published by Atria Books in the beginning of March. Learn more about it in this article.
I think once you scare people, it’s hard to un-scare them; once you open the Pandora’s Box, it’s hard to close it.
Carroll is a poetic naturalist, and he does a great job throughout the book of differentiating fundamental from emergent phenomena, highlighting that both are real.
Gravitational waves were the last aspect of general relativity that needed to be tested directly; it’s completely right.
The question of whether or not psychology is a science is not new. However, when science has been applied to the study of cognition and behavior, scientists have uncovered interesting phenomena through very clever experiments.
Lawrence Krauss is a renowned theoretical physicist at Arizona State University. He was one of the first to suggest that most of the energy of the universe resides in empty space, an idea that today is called dark energy.
Reflections of a Scientist in Wonderland
As a PhD student in medical sciences, people often ask me questions about diet and nutrition. The problem is that several bogus claims have spread and are widely believed.
Pseudoscience and Bad Science in the Brazilian Scientific American
Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago and an important popularizer of evolution and science in general.
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