pseudoscience

It's Not Aliens

Atlantis, Aliens, and Time Warps: The Enduring Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

Rogue waves could be responsible for some of the region’s most notorious vanishings, but that won't stop rumors about Atlantis, aliens, and time warps.
Becky Ferreira
8.13.18
newsflash

A Wellness Blogger Who Lied About Having Cancer Has Been Fined $322,000

Belle Gibson admitted in 2015 that it was all bull.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.28.17
Don't Eat This

Viral Livestream Poisoning Highlights the Risks of Wellness Trends

Natural does not always mean healthy.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.6.17
Go Goop Yourself

A Former Naturopath Told Us How She Sold a Detox Scam

Britt Hermes is a former naturopath who recently blogged about how easy it was to convince people to buy unnecessary detox regimens.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.21.17
Mr. Freeze

The Father of Cryonics Never Really Died

Robert Ettinger 'died' in 2011 and was preserved according to his beliefs, but his work and message live on with his followers.
Mary Pilon
2.22.17
Health

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Shop Has Sold Out of Its Jade Vagina Eggs

An OB/GYN warns they could increase risk of infection.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.19.17
olympics

Why the Olympics Are an ‘International Festival of Sports Pseudoscience’

Cupping is just one science-free ‘therapy’ on display in Rio.
Kate Lunau
8.8.16
tv

Can Shark Week Recover from Its Ridiculous Past?

New Discovery Channel President Rich Ross promises the network will cut down on the pseudoscience.
Dan Nosowitz
1.13.15
California

Drought Brings On a Downpour of Pseudoscience

When we're desperate for water, we'll believe just about anything.
Brian Merchant
8.27.14
Culture

Are 9/11 Truthers Still Science-Proof?

Clinical neurologist Steven Novella reflects on his controlled demolition of a truther.
Ben Richmond
7.8.14
Motherboard Blog

Dearest Conservatives, There's Nothing "Delusional" About Being Trans

Predictably, America's Dark Ages trolls were ready this week to mangle some science in the name of transphobia.
Harry Cheadle
8.24.13
Motherboard Blog

It’s Open Season for Bad Science and Science Hoaxes

h4. If reality is your thing, find a list of charitable organizations and non-profits where you can or will be able to help "here":http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-info/. Believe it or not, nuclear power isn...
Michael Byrne
3.13.11