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When put to the test, the predictive powers of Indian astrology simply don’t hold up

The data collected in the famous double-blind test of Indian astrology in 2008 allows us to put the other basic astrological principles to the test

The continuation of QAnon: the eternal sunshine of an election that never ended

The conspiracy theorists of Donald Trump's base avoid processing his defeat by refusing to accept that the 2020 election is over

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

The American Culture War: Coming soon to a politics near you

Culture war issues have long been used to try to derail social progress, but as exhausting as they are, they're worth pushing back against

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

The Great Reset: political pipe dream, or sinister New World Order plot?

When world leaders talk of a Great Reset, conspiracy theorists hear a malevolent plan to destroy society and erode civil liberties

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