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Jackfruit: an effective anti-cancer remedy? [How bogus information can cost lives]

Last updated: 12/11/2018

How Jackfruit Kills Cancer… This title hardly left any doubt that jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam) is effective in curing cancer. The website continued in this vein:

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Acupuncture for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease? No, I don't think so!

Last updated: 12/08/2018

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is a common, benign condition. It can be treated by changing eating habits or drugs. Many alternative therapies are also on offer, for inst

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The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them?

Last updated: 11/30/2018

Conspiracy theories are as old as time but it’s only been in more recent years that psychologists have begun to unravel the belief that some people have in them. According to res

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Moving Science’s Statistical Goalposts - CSI

Last updated: 10/24/2018

Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking June 14, 2013 Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will

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The making of a homeopath

Last updated: 10/16/2018

Lots of people are puzzled how healthcare professionals – some with sound medical training – can become convinced homeopaths. Having done part of this journey myself, I think I

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Moving Science’s Statistical Goal Posts - CSI

Last updated: 10/06/2018

Skeptic Authors Steven Salzberg and Joe Nickell to Receive Balles Prize in Critical Thinking June 14, 2013 Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will

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Lifting the Lid on Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine

Last updated: 10/05/2018

No Way to Treat a Friend is an informative and readable exposé of Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine (CAVM). Written in an accessible style and illustrated with sto

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Enter the Skeptic Zone: An Interview with CSICon Speaker, Richard Saunders - CSI

Last updated: 10/05/2018

Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for

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A Survey of the Alt-Right Exploited a Complete Misunderstanding of Evolution

Last updated: 09/13/2018

Psychologists Patrick Forscher and Nour Kteily wanted to do research on the alt-right, so they recruited a whole bunch of them online and had them take a survey. (Check out the ful

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An Investigation of the Missing411 Conspiracy - CSI

Last updated: 09/11/2018

Forbes columnist Steven Salzberg and author-investigator Joe Nickell will each be awarded the 2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, to be presented by the Committee for

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