Put a light bulb into a lump of crystal, and magi… Oh wait, that’s not how the world works. Salt lamps may be pretty, but they won’t heal your asthma.
Tag: bad science
The great diet chocolate fraud | Day 284
Someone decided to test how bad science reporting really can get. Chocolate, weight loss, fake science… this story has all of them and more.
When data is too good to be true – and isn’t | Day 279
What a let-down. Recently I was listening to an incredible story on This American Life, one of those that have the potential to change how you see the world. It was following some canvassers in California, going door-to-door and trying to change the minds of people who voted against gay marriage. Now, changing someone’s mind is … Continue reading When data is too good to be true – and isn’t | Day 279
There is no allergy to WiFi | Day 229
Electromagnetic sensitivity is not a medical diagnosis, although many people across the world claim they have it. So what does scientific evidence reveal?