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Jordan Peterson, climate change, and the many definitions of a scientific model

Celebrity psychologist and podcaster Jordan Peterson's views on climate change show a fundamental misunderstanding of scientific models

Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of the Dying Brain

From the archives, Jason J Braithwaite offers an in-depth analysis and critique of the survivalist’s neuroscience of near-death experiences

Could lucid dreaming be the answer to avoiding persistent, recurring nightmares?

Learning how to consciously control and alter your dream environment through lucid dreaming may offer relief to sufferers of recurrent nightmares

Greenwashing won’t wash – fossil fuel companies need to take real action on climate change

It's not enough for fossil fuel companies to publicly step away from climate change denial - they need to take responsibility, and take action to avert a climate catastrophe

Dread not chilli peppers: dispelling spicy food myths and misconceptions

Lovers of spicy food will almost certainly have been subjected to some of these myths about the humble chili pepper

Electromagnetic protection: the dodgy devices promising to protect you from EMFs

From the archives, Steve Donnelly discusses the burgeoning field of electromagnetic protection protecting devices

Climate change deniers are using COVID-19 as a cover for questioning scientific integrity

When calls for greater scrutiny of scientific integrity come from climate change deniers and lockdown 'sceptics', we would be right to be wary of their intentions

The self-help industry is booming, but its advice is rarely based on solid evidence

From love languages, to Good Vibes, to The Secret, the self-help industry is thriving - even though less than a fifth of self-help books are based on empirical research

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