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Night of 400 Billion Stars (and maybe some string theory)

Night of 400 Billion Stars (and maybe some string theory): a celebration of astronomy, physics and other scientific distractions Bloomsbury Theatre, 29th June in association with...

The Shattered Self: The End of Natural Evolution

The Shattered Self: The End of Natural Evolution by Pierre Baldi MIT Press, ISBN 0262025027 This is an excellent survey of contemporary trends in molecular biology and...

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Are digital pregnancy tests simply taking the pee?

Digital pregnancy tests might look like another example of expensive e-waste, but we should look more carefully about their use and accessibility before we rush to condemn.

Conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers and alt-med quackery put our pets in harm’s way

Vet Danny Chambers highlights how the aggressive promotion of alternative therapies to prevent and treat animal diseases has become widespread.

Behind the Bastards, with Robert Evans

This twice-weekly podcast, running since 2018, looks at some of the worst people in history. As you might imagine from the title,...

‘Mask Mouth’: A real dental phenomenon, or merely a confection?

Dentist Shaun Sellars looks at recent reports of facemasks causing a new dental phenomenon known as 'mask mouth'.

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.
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