articles tagged: pseudoscience
why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries
# health

why you can’t “hack yourself” to live for two centuries

Biohacking is the next big craze for those obsessed with taking charge of their health beyond just diet and exercise. But while it sounds like science, there’s no evidence it actually works.

trickle down pseudoscience: why mlms jumped into the supplement game
# health

trickle down pseudoscience: why mlms jumped into the supplement game

MLMs prey on human vulnerabilities to hijack the health industry. And they have a lot of help in high places.

why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix
# science

why india’s toxic nationalism and science don’t mix

An Indian science conference espoused the superiority of Hindu religion and legends over actual facts and history. And it’s just a small part of an alarming and accelerating trend...

how to have a happy, (figuratively) toxin-free holiday season
# politics

how to have a happy, (figuratively) toxin-free holiday season

Thanksgiving marks the start of the winter holidays and the dread associated with having to deal with relatives and family friends you rather wouldn’t...

fed up with social change and politics as usual? try trump brand snake oil!
# politics

fed up with social change and politics as usual? try trump brand snake oil!

Trumpism is nothing more than the political equivalent of alt med woo and it's bound to have the same efficacy.

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?
# science

you’ve heard of fake news, but how much do you know about fake science?

While pervasive, deceptive fake news seems to be a new phenomenon for the public, the science world has been trying to battle their version of it for years.

why “starting a conversation” isn’t always the best idea in medicine
# science

why “starting a conversation” isn’t always the best idea in medicine

Maybe a medical conference is not the best place to elevate the profiles of snake oil salespeople...

fear and loathing in researchers’ test farms
# science

fear and loathing in researchers’ test farms

Anti-GMO activists not swayed by reason or data are destroying text fields and crops in an effort to stop any and all research they can.

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain?
# health

pay no attention to the man behind the curtain?

Medical experts are appalled with Dr. Oz for making a career out of giving simplistic, scientifically unverifiable and unproven questions to complicated questions about people's health.

how new agers escape the human condition
# science

how new agers escape the human condition

There's nothing quite like creationism mixed with a heavy dose of woo in which anything you dream of can come true because quantum.

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