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The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Coronavirus, conspiracy, challenges and compassion

Our new editor Michael Marshall talks about the challenge of countering coronavirus misinformation and conspriacy theory, and why compassion is such an important aspect of skepticism.

Covid19 nutrition myths

Registered nutritionist Pixie Turner takes a look at some of the most common covid-19 nutritional myths to arise during the pandemic.

Can You Catch Morgellons from the Internet?

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A Quorum of Quacks

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The Changing Face of Anti-Vax

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was a very well-travelled eighteenth century aristocrat whose husband was appointed ambassador to Istanbul. Fortunately for us, she was also...

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The Ockham Awards 2020: recognising the best in skepticism, and the worst in pseudoscience

Nominations for the 2020 Ockham Awards are now open, with our annual award for Skeptical Activism and our Rusty Razor award for pseudoscience.

Don’t believe what you think!

What follows is a slightly modified and abbreviated version of the introduction to Professor Edzard Ernst's recently published book, Don't Believe What...
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