Faulty findings, real appeal: the psychology of pseudoscience

Why do some people turn to pseudoscience, and why are they so hard to pry away from it?

In Romania, distrust of vaccines claims children’s lives

Romania has a lesson for the entire world.

UK prospecting companies admit to using the medieval technique of dowsing

Companies are employing water witchery. To find water. In modern UK.

It’s time for another Fake Apocalypse — the Nibiru version

Nibiru just won’t go away. At least in the minds of some people.

Power lines over Lake Pontchartrain elegantly demonstrate the curvature of Earth

Set, Game, and Match, flat-earthers!

The story about the “breatharian” couple not eating any food, living from the “universe energy” is bogus — and people bought it

I don’t need any food, the universe feeds me. Yeah…

Completely useless: Homeopathy no better than placebo, study confirms

While there is a full scientific consensus that homeopathy is a pseudoscience many people still believe in it.

Rising Japanese scientist faked heralded stem cell research, lab says

Her short career was absolutely remarkable – before she was 20, Haruko Obokata was accepted into the science department at Tokyo’s Waseda University, but that was only the beginning. Then she studied at Harvard University in what was supposed to be a half-year program, but advisers were so impressed with her research, they asked her stay longer. It was there that her

Nonsense paper that cites Michael Jackson and Ron Jeremy gets published in Romanian magazine

Dragan Djuric and Boris Delibasic, two professors of FON (Faculty of Organizational Sciences), along with advisor Stevica Radisic deliberately published a nonsensical, fictional article in the Romanian magazine “Metalurgia International” in order to draw attention on the massive production of quasi-scientific works by Serbian professors which are published in dubious magazines. The work Their “scientific” work was titled “Evaluation of