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How the conspiracy theorists behind the failed US coup settled on a new date: March 4th

When the attempted coup of January 6th failed, supporters of Qanon picked up the Sovereign Citizen belief that the revolution would take place on March 4th

Activated charcoal is increasingly popular, so let’s talk about what makes for a good toothpaste

The alternative medicine community is very fond of their charcoal toothpastes, but the vast majority offer zero protection to teeth

10 persistent HIV myths we need to move past to break the stigma of the disease

It's a Sin showed us how much our understanding of HIV has changed, but social attitudes to the disease still remain mired in stigma

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Headlines calling HPV swabs “home smear tests” risk putting people off cervical screenings

When the media refers to new home swabs for HPV as "home smear test", they risk discouraging people from attending cervical screening

Blackpool’s new ‘Chariots of the Gods’ park is sadly built on racist assumptions about the past

By celebrating the long-debunked claims of Erich von Däniken, Blackpool's new entertainment park perpetuates deeply racist assumptions

When shows like Pod Save America run pseudoscience ads, they undermine their credibility

Podcast hosts have a real intimacy with their listeners - that trust is eroded when they advertise snake oil supplements and pseudoscience

When it comes to our health, doing nothing is often better than doing something wrong

Most of the time, being proactive can be a good thing, but when it comes to healthcare, doing nothing is better than doing something stupid.

The carefully-woven conspiracy theories behind the attempted coup of January 6th

The forces that made the attempted coup of January 6th inevitable are still around - give them another spark and it will explode again.

Monkey Business: humans aren’t alone in recognising a good bargain

Macaques have been observed trading tourists' possessions for food - showing humans aren't the only ones to understand good value

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