articles tagged: media
at the mountains of political madness
# longform

at the mountains of political madness

I tried writing about politics for a year and a half. My experience was eye-opening in the worst possible ways...

politicizing science the right way
# science

politicizing science the right way

Scientists search for truth, not "balance" to appease partisans who already hate them anyway. If they get involved in politics, they shouldn't change their attitudes.

how the fake news monster grows stronger
# tech

how the fake news monster grows stronger

If you thought fake news were bad, welcome to the hell that is fake fact checking.

what alex jones really fears: experts
# oddities

what alex jones really fears: experts

Alex Jones' deepest, darkest fear isn't reptilian aliens. It's experts and wonks with who cramp his and his fans' style.

why weird things is moving to medium
# tech

why weird things is moving to medium

The start of a new experiment for a new era of blogging.

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter
# tech

why amazon is probably not the worst place for techies, and why it doesn’t matter

Amazon is not a nice or fun place to work, even if you're one of its supposedly vaunted techies. But it's not like we expect any better from a company that big.

no, no, go on, bring on the hate clicks
# astrobiology

no, no, go on, bring on the hate clicks

Nick Redfern’s publishers really didn't like having his theory debunked...

when pseudoskepticism meets religious snake oil
# science

when pseudoskepticism meets religious snake oil

Skeptico might sound like a skeptical blog, but as demonstrated by its approach to a profile of Dr. Eben Alexander, it's anything but.

crank magnetism, spotted in the wild by newsweek
# space

crank magnetism, spotted in the wild by newsweek

Newsweek covers a conspiracy theory that seemed created solely for the sake of creating a conspiracy.

no, we did not find aliens on a comet’s surface
# science

no, we did not find aliens on a comet’s surface

The three constants of life seem to be death, taxes, and Chandra Wickramasinghe claiming space agencies are hiding proof of alien life.

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