Media SkepticismScienceScience SundaySkepticismSTEM

Science Sunday: Fools for Science

Some of the best April Fool's Day pranks and hoaxes have been based in science and math. Discover magazine fooled numerous readers with its April 1999 article by Tim Folger about the recently discovered bigon particle, which appears and disappears within millionths of a second—and is the size of a …

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Alternative MedicineScienceSkepticism

What’s the Harm of “CAM”?

On a day-to-day basis, I notice a lot of advertisements for various “medical” and “health” products. Organic produce is commonly sold in grocery stores. Chiropractic clinics and herbal suppliments are often advertised on television. I’ve even seen and heard ads for psychic healings and religious exorcisms. Homeopathy is peddled as …

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FeminismScience

Balancing the Ratio

In my last year of high school, like most other seniors, I did college visits  to numerous difference schools. Because I’m interested in Earth Sciences, I took a lot at several engineering schools, such as the Colorado School of Mines. That school was the one I was most strongly recruited …

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ScienceSkepticismUncategorized

Greetings, Teen Earthlings!

When I was a young earthling myself, this was my favorite book to read (or pretend to read – or just look at the shiny pictures and maps): This is a 1968 edition of The Reader’s Digest Great World Atlas. It belonged to my great-grandmother (something of which my mother …

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AliensSkepticism

I know I haven’t been good about posting recently, but I’m glad to say that I’ll try my hardest from now on to post on a somewhat regular basis again. In the meantime, you can also stalk me on twitter or through my alter-ego if you’re into that sort of …

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Skepticism

Please don't shoot the moon…

Call me a nerd, but I’ve always been bothered by the saying “Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you’ll land upon the stars”. It didn’t bother me too much until the other day when I was standing in line at Barnes and Noble bookstore and saw it …

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