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The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction – William H. Brock

This may be a short history, but it offers fascinating insights into the development of a very hard-won field of knowledge. he first chapter, nicely entitled On the Nature of Stuff, outlines the early days of chemistry and considers its relationship with alchemy.

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking Progress – John Brockman

This Idea Must Die: Scientific Theories That Are Blocking ProgressJohn BrockmanISBN-10: 0062374346 Every year,...

Decoding Reality – Vlatko Vedral

  OUP ISBN 978-0-19-969574-4 Quantum physics will always baffle our intuitions, and pop science books trying to explain it will always be written, often by excitable physicists...

Origins: the scientific story of creation – Jim Baggott

OUP ISBN: 9780198707646 This is a fasten-your-seat-belt ride all the way from the Planck Epoch to the dawning of consciousness, the consciousness that the world has...

Simon Singh on Evan Harris.

Simon Singh circulated the following message via his mailing list, regarding Dr Evan Harris, one of the newest members of our Editorial Advisory Board and...

Ricky Gervais on religion.

Videos courtesy of BigThink.com, where Gervais also discusses animal rights (as below), politics, comedy, science and history, and the death of print newspapers.

James Randi discusses his childhood, jailbreaking, science, mortality and miracles.

If you already subscribe to The Skeptic you should receive the relaunch issue of the magazine very shortly. Inside the issue is an interview...

Singh to appeal in BCA case.

Here's the latest, very helpful, update in the BCA v Singh case. Read on for comments from Simon's high profile supporters too. http://www.quackometer.net/blog/2009/06/simon-singh-to-appeal-bogus-decision.html

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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.

Don’t believe what you think!

What follows is a slightly modified and abbreviated version of the introduction to Professor Edzard Ernst's recently published book, Don't Believe What...
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