Science

Netflix’s Seaspiracy, and how to spot misinformation in glossy documentaries

Seaspiracy is just the latest example of a documentary using style and glossy production to hide the fact that it's peddling misinformation

Recovering memories: How the Satanic Panic led to false reports of horrific abuse

The 1980s saw a rise in belief that Satanic ritual abuse was everywhere - however, the real problems were false memories and moral panic

Falsification: Karl Popper’s guide to telling real science from pseudoscience

According to Popper's Falsification, a proposition, theory or hypothesis is only as strong as how far it can resist falsifying evidence.

Coping with Death: Why the 5 stages of grief don’t tell the whole story

The five stages of grief are a overly simplistic representation of the grieving process, and one that was never intended by their creator

Romance in the stones? The power of crystals vs the power of suggestion

Crystal healing continues to undergo a resurgence in popularity, but when put to the test, believers can't tell the difference between a real crystal or a fake

University of Liverpool’s proposed redundancies raise serious red flags for academia

Plans to make 47 researchers redundant based on potentially unclear and unreasonable metrics have seen the University of Liverpool draw criticism from across the academic community

The ‘scientist as lone genius’ is a myth that obscures real stories of scientific discovery

Science communication that focuses on lone geniuses making accidental discoveries can prime the public to accept quacks masquerading as mavericks

Species, Individual, Gender – biology and taxonomy don’t deal in black and white

We can try to define biological traits though simple catch-all labels, but nature is always much more complex in reality

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