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Global Quickies: Fake Mummies, Abortions in Latin America, and Alt Med

INDIA “A group of Islamists who cut off a teacher’s hand in revenge for “blasphemy” against the Prophet Mohamed have been jailed in India.” EGYPT/UK Scientists at University of Manchester …

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Bad Chart Thursday: UK Elections Edition

Elections bring out some of the best examples of terrible charts, and the recent UK general elections were no exception. Throughout the campaigns and in the most recent reporting of …

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Hypocrite GMO opponents are paying bloggers to shill. Here’s how to call them out.

As an outspoken biotechnology and genetic engineering advocate, my writing has garnered all types of feedback. I receive flattering compliments: “I enjoy your snarky but intelligent writings.” Snarky AND intelligent? …

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Stats for Dummies: Mental Health Edition

In the last 3 years, the estimated rate of autism prevalence in the U.S. has increased from 1 in every 88 children to 1 in every 68 children. Based on …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Organic Cherry Picking

I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for scientific health information I can trust, I turn to supermarket chains and ad agencies.* Haven’t you heard? They conduct real …

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March Against Monsanto is wrong. Let’s counter-protest. Here are the details

May 23rd is fast approaching, bringing with it an international day of misinformation with the annual March Against Monsanto. The MAM movement began in 2013 as a grassroots response to …

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News Flash for California Skeptics! Last Chance to Get Discount Tix to SkeptiCAL

Just a quick shout out that today is the last day to get discount tickets to the already very affordable skeptic conference that takes place each year in Northern California …

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Skepticism

Cross-Post: Tasting Notes

This post is a collaboration between Julia Burke at Skepchick and Ashley Hamer at Mad Art Lab.  When Anne Sauer alerted us to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal by …

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