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Sad News from the Skeptoid Family

I can’t think of anything I would less rather announce today. We are losing one of Skeptoid’s brightest contributors. Over 9 years of the show, my favorite episode is #300, The Secret of the Gypsy Queen, an animated, musical fairy … Continue reading

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Dawkins, NECSS, and Working Together

The recent news is that Richard Dawkins was un-invited from the NECSS conference because of a tweet he sent that many found offensive. Of course it caused all sorts of uproars and divisions. Sigh… how tiresome; and at a time … Continue reading

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Beware the Squatty Potty

The Squatty Potty is an invention by Robert Edwards; its express purpose to to improve the quality and ease of your bowel movements while on the toilet. It has a catchy name and is sold everywhere from Target to Amazon.com. … Continue reading

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Lazy Reporting of UFO Phenomena

Just before the 4th of July holiday, there were reports of UFO sightings in Hemlock, Michigan.  The UFO story itself is neither noteworthy nor unusual for this sort of random lights-in-the-sky sighting; but I found the news report generated from … Continue reading

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About That Disneyland Ghost Video

This weekend was apparently a slow one in the news cycles, because a ghost video from 2009 has suddenly found its way onto websites such as the Daily Mirror and Redbook. Why is this 2009 video news in 2015? Because … Continue reading

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Goodbye To Leonard Nimoy, Dead At 83

This is not a Skeptoid post, I have one that will go up later today. This is a personal post for a person that helped inspire me to be a skeptic. I am saying goodbye to an actor/director and I am thanking … Continue reading

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Bruce Jenner, Paul McHugh, and Transgender Denialism

The media has been full of speculation recently about whether or not Bruce Jenner is transitioning to live life as a female (and it is all still speculation at this point, no matter how many anonymous sources TMZ speaks to). … Continue reading

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Birch Water is the New Overpriced Woo Water

So just a week after I wrote an article on food woo trends of 2015, someone shared this link on my Twitter feed: a report from Good Morning America on birch water, the “new coconut water.” While I am one … Continue reading

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Food Woo 2014: Year in Review

I enjoy cooking and I enjoy eating, and so it’s not too surprising that I have also begun to enjoy writing about “food woo” here on Skeptoid. Here at the end of the year, I thought it would be fun … Continue reading

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Ebola and Enterovirus D68, Pandemic or Panic Part II

  Recently, fear of infectious disease has become a constant drumbeat on the Internet and television. This is primarily due to two viral diseases. Disease one is the deadly West African Ebola Virus. Disease two is Enterovirus D68. Mike Rothschild did a nice … Continue reading

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