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QuickiesSkepticism

Global Quickies: Quacks, Acupuncture, and Danger in Public Transportation

UK “Acupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and …

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Skepticism

Is the “Stolen” 3D Scan of Nefertiti Actually a Larger Hoax?

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: The bust of Nefertiti is a 3,300-year old work of art that was found in Egypt by German archaeologists in 1912 …

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Meta StuffRandom AsidesSkepticism

Attention PR Folks: How Not to Do Your Job

A couple weeks ago, I published an article at Forbes titled “Keep Calm And Avoid Microbiome Mayhem.” The story covered the recent Microbiome Medicine Summit, an online event featuring speakers like …

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FeaturedSkepticism

This Obnoxious Face Lotion is “Chemical-Free” and Infused with Magical Thinking

Have you ever felt like you have too much money and that your skincare products don’t have enough energy infused in them? Are you afraid of chemicals? Good news, I …

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Skepticism

Let’s Quit Daylight Savings Time!

Today is the day that those of us in the United States put our clocks forward by one hour, for reasons that most people would probably struggle to identify. Farmers? …

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Skepticism

Hillary Clinton Praises Nancy Reagan’s Stance on AIDS

Support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sorta transcript: Whenever I talk politics on this channel, I’m usually mocking and correcting conservatives, since with few exceptions they tend to have …

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Random AsidesSkepticism

Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: The Pareidolia Plot

Originally published on January 23, 2014. As skeptics, we’re probably all familiar with the concept of pareidolia, perceiving a distinct pattern, often an image, in randomness, such as the many …

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FeaturedSkepticism

Your Phrase Is Problematic

I’ve got bad news for you. That celebrity whose style you adore? Said something super shitty. That politician whose quotes you will never not share on social media? Voted for …

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