Phil Plait’s Bad Universe

So this is the secret Phil Plait has been hiding from us this whole time… That looks all sorts of awesome. Massive congrats to Phil on this — can you imagine a viewing block of this + Mythbusters? Nerdgasms will erupt everywhere. (via Skepchick) [Read more...]

Children Aren’t the Problem

It’s the adults who buy into all the superstitious nonsense, not the kids. Neil deGrasse Tyson elaborates: That was an excerpt from a longer talk Tyson gave at Google in 2009. You can see the full lecture here. (How are there so few people in the audience?! When a prophet speaks, everyone is supposed to [Read More...]

Where Science Meets Pseudoscience

Crispian Jago has created a wonderful Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense: See? I *told* you Buddhism was woo. [Read more...]

Overcome Our Fear of Being Tiny

by Jesse Galef – Carl Sagan is right up there with Richard Feynman in my list of heroes. When Sagan talks about the universe and our place in it, I can’t help but feel a profound sense of awe – first at the cosmos, and then at his ability to impact me that way. I [Read More...]

Science Defender Gets Sued By Doctor’s Data

Dr. Stephen Barrett has been a longtime force for good with his website Quackwatch. If there’s alternative medicine or pseudoscientific theories that need debunking, he’s always been on top of it. I remember first coming across it nearly a decade ago and it’s the first place I go to when I want to learn more [Read More...]