Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Organized skepticism was once covered in every major publication around the world. Why did it seemingly vanish overnight? And what damage did its implosion leave behind?
An astronomer who keeps making wild claims about alien technology in our solar system now claims there are parts of an alien spaceship in the Pacific Ocean.
Today’s media is addicted to contrarian takes on everything. And those takes are almost always just attention-grabbing clickbait.
We often think anti-intellectualism and ignorance are the same thing. They're not. Anti-intellectualism is a lot eviler and more corrosive, and a lot more dangerous.
Skeptical groups were poised to bring science and critical thinking to the masses. They failed in their mission. But did they ever really have a chance to succeed?
Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.
Once again, stories of military officers spotting UFOs and never getting answers to their questions are making their way through the media. Why are these tales so common?
For some inexplicable reason, Google funded an experiment to test whether cold fusion is possible. It's not and can't be unless everything we know about physics is wrong.
Both Finland and the United States have a serious fake news problem, but only one of them has been successful in tacking it. How this played out is both instructive and disturbing
Some of the most frequently seen and impressive sci-fi weapons in movies and TV shows have a dirty little secret. They wouldn’t actually work as advertised, if they work at all.