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Let’s Take a Look at That Weird Science Moment on
A contestant had some theories about eye contact, emotions, and brain hemispheres.
Here’s the Real Reason That Male Birth-Control Study Was Halted
Stop saying it’s because men can’t handle normal side effects.
3 Easy Ways to Fall for Less Nonsense Online
Think before you retweet.
No, Brain Waves Can’t Explain Politics
A CNNMoney segment made it sound like “neural engagement” could explain Donald Trump. Nope.
A Tetris-Related Science Reporting Failure, and How It Happened
No, playing a video game for three minutes won’t reduce your addictive cravings.
Paleo Truther Scandal: Carbs Were in the Caves
Tubers for everyone!
A Better Way to Change the Minds of Anti-Vaccine Parents
A new study takes the old finding that debunking doesn’t work — and adds an important step.
The Mystical-Elephants Theory of Autism
The Problem With David Perlmutter, the
Dr. David Perlmutter’s new book is just the latest in his history of profiting off weird and questionable medical advice.
Toxic Shock Syndrome: It’s Not Just About Tampons
reports that a woman lost part of her leg from tampon-induced gangrene.
Maybe Don’t Take Placenta Advice From Celebrities
A new study found that it does nothing good for you!
Will Academia Waste the Michael LaCour Scandal?
Social scientists have two choices for how to respond to this scandal. One is easy; the other’s right.
Michael LaCour Probably Fabricated a Document About Research Integrity
“It was an early warning sign of bigger issues.”
How a Grad Student Uncovered a Huge Fraud
“What’s the book? There’s no book for this. What do we do?’”
Are ‘Base Tans’ a Good Idea?
What you should know before you head into a tanning bed.
An Interview With Donald Green, the Co-Author of the Faked Gay-Marriage Study
“I’m quite embarrassed by the whole situation, embarrassed to have any role in the situation.”
A Really Important Political Science Study About Gay Marriage Used Faked Data
A brewing science scandal.
Is Late-Night Snacking Really Your Brain’s Fault?
Digging deeper into a new study.
The Psychological Quirk That Explains Why People Fear Harmless Chemicals
There’s dihydrogen monoxide in our soda!