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The Goop Lab Experiments With Viewers’ Credulity

24 Jan 2020

There is a lot of schadenfreude at the sight of Gwyneth Paltrow, high priestess of aspirational brand Goop, sadly eating a reconstituted soup that looks like it was partly digested and regurgitated...

Censoring Science Communication by Screaming Defamation

10 May 2019

Ryan Armstrong, Executive Director of the non-profit Bad Science Watch, tells me he never published his first article critical of pseudoscience for fear of a lawsuit. “My work also went a bit...

Two-Thirds of Montreal Pharmacies Sell This Quack Flu Buster

10 Jan 2019

If your child has the flu this winter, you may be tempted by an all-natural treatment that has a Health Canada approval number and that is sold in many pharmacies. Its name is so challenging to the...

Cracked Science 22: "Malearkey" for Men's Wellness

30 Nov 2018

Video of "Malearkey" for Men's Wellness (CS22)  

I Donated to a Crowdfunding Appeal, But Did I Just Finance a Cancer Quack?

27 Sep 2018

Storytelling relies on choices. I can tell you the story of Clara who died after paying tens of thousands of dollars for a pseudoscientific treatment for her cancer, and cast the quack clinic’s...

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