A science of networks: visualising connections using Game of Thrones characters

Andrew Beveridge's analysis of the character interactions in Game of Thrones describes how we can visualise contexts & connections

Is believing seeing? Early research into the unreliability of eyewitness testimony

From the archives, Richard Wiseman describes the very first experiment into the unreliability of eyewitness testimony - the pioneering work of Mr S.J. Davey.

Foreign aid, ethical obligations and the morality of giving

From the archives, philosopher Julian Baggini examines the morality of giving, and our ethical obligations to those less fortunate than ourselves

Therapeutic Touch: another health scam from America

From the archives, Mahlon W Wagner calls on the nursing profession to distance itself from New Age mysticism and anti-scientific philosophies

The First Quackbusters? The early battles between quacks and skeptics

From the archives, Simon Singh and Edzard Ernst reflect on the early history of the continuing battle between quacks and sceptics

An Evening with James Randi & Friends – a review

Jon Cohen remembers the highlights and the stories from the evening which featured James Randi's first presentation to a UK audience in over a decade, and Susan Blackmore's talk of returning to public scepticism and parapsychology.

Towards a Cognitive Neuroscience of the Dying Brain

Published in The Skeptic, Volume 21, Issue 2 (2008) Jason J Braithwaite offers an in-depth analysis and critique of the survivalist’s neuroscience of near-death experiences

Believe it or not

Sally Marlow interviews Mark Vernon about life, the universe and everything – but mainly agnosticism.

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