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Skeptical Briefs — Skepticism and Science

Reflections on Krauss’s The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

Reflections on Krauss’s The Greatest Story Ever Told—So Far

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 27.2, Summer 2017

Skepticism and Science

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.

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

Reflections on Sean Carroll’s The Big Picture

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 26.3, Fall 2016

Skepticism and Science

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.

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves: 
An Interview with Lawrence Krauss

The Discovery of Gravitational Waves: 
An Interview with Lawrence Krauss

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 26.2, Summer 2016

Skepticism and Science

Gravitational waves were the last aspect of general relativity that needed to be tested directly; it’s completely right.

Fascinating Psychology Experiments

Fascinating Psychology Experiments

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 25.4, Winter 2015/16

Skepticism and Science

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.

To Better Understand Science and the Universe: An Interview with Lawrence Krauss

To Better Understand Science and the Universe: An Interview with Lawrence Krauss

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 25.3, Fall 2015

Skepticism and Science

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.

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Reflections of a Scientist in Wonderland

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 25.2, Summer 2015

Skepticism and Science

Myths about Nutrition

Myths about Nutrition

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 25.1, Spring 2015

Skepticism and Science

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.

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Pseudoscience and Bad Science in the Brazilian Scientific American

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 24.4, Winter 2014/2015

Skepticism and Science

To Better Understand Evolution: An Interview with Jerry Coyne

To Better Understand Evolution: An Interview with Jerry Coyne

by Felipe Nogueira
Volume 24.3, Fall 2014

Skepticism and Science

Jerry Coyne is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago and an important popularizer of evolution and science in general.