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Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019

Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
October 11, 2018

If you know anyone who loves podcasts, you’ll know they’re always keen to recommend what the next big thing will be

Skeptical Organization To Launch in Brazil

Skeptical Organization To Launch in Brazil

by Natalia Pasternak Taschner & Carlos Orsi
Special Report
October 10, 2018

Alternative therapies in the Brazilian Unified Health System will be the first target of the new institute in defense of scientific evidence

A 500-Pound Amoeba: Psychiatry from the Inside

A 500-Pound Amoeba: Psychiatry from the Inside

by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
October 5, 2018

Psychiatry is arguably the least science-based of all the medical specialties. There are no objective blood tests or imaging studies to diagnose mental illness, medications are often not very effective and have bad side effects, and it’s hard to do good controlled studies on talk therapies. No wonder people are skeptical.

Do 40 Percent of People Think Native Americans Don’t Exist?

Do 40 Percent of People Think Native Americans Don’t Exist?

by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
October 3, 2018

Americans have misconceptions about a great many things and a demonstrable blindness to social problems facing Native Americans and others, but misinformation isn’t helpful.

Vampires at CSICON?

Vampires at CSICON?

by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
October 3, 2018

An Interview with Deborah Hyde, Vampire Expert

What’s the Harm? Revisited

What’s the Harm? Revisited

by Matt Crowley
Special Report
October 2, 2018

Skeptic Tim Farley has produced an excellent website called “What’s the Harm?,” which catalogs tangible negative consequences from belief in pseudoscience.

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga

by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
October 1, 2018

The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate is the ubiquitous herbicide (and crop desiccant) mired in a weighty controversy.

What can we learn from Michael Marshall’s “Be Reasonable” Podcast?

What can we learn from Michael Marshall’s “Be Reasonable” Podcast?

by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
September 28, 2018

Be Reasonable is a monthly podcast that Michael started in January 2013. It is a reasoned discussion with people who are outside what we would call the scientific world.

Consideraciones esenciales sobre la aromaterapia

Consideraciones esenciales sobre la aromaterapia

by William M. London, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Consumer Health
September 24, 2018

La práctica que consiste en administrar aceites esenciales (o perfumados) derivados de las plantas, mediante la inhalación de vapores, o mediante la ingestión de una supuesta energía de curación, usualmente es conocida como aromaterapia.

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
September 17, 2018

In May 2018, I spent the night at the White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, New Jersey.

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