A critical sideswipe into the world of scientific controversy with a focus on the murky waters of the science of the mind.
Police chiefs are banding together to end the war on drugs.
We all make small mistakes, but sometimes journalists report the complete and utter opposite of what a study really found.
If I were to say that “crocodiles sleep with their eyes closed,” and then a week later ask you if “crocodiles sleep with their eyes open,” what would you say? The answer might surprise you.
100,000 people now die every year due to fake drugs. It is time for the resources wasted on a failed "war on drugs" to be put to good use.
It took a 160-strong response team of paramedics, firefighters, and rescue workers to get the chaotic scene under control.
A massive, groundbreaking study has found that the majority of new psychology findings in the top three flagship journals can't be replicated. Where do we go from here?
Running to music that is in sync with your pace can make you run faster, for longer, and now, there's an app for that.
Why is it that in the face of a total lack of evidence for their effectiveness, so many people feel so much affection for quacks?
Over 3,000 studies have now been conducted into acupuncture; it's time to accept that the ancient Chinese practice is a complete waste of time.
Researchers have discovered that the measles virus erases the body’s natural immunity to other diseases.
Us humans are bad at comparing risk. Don't be hoodwinked by scare stories.
Ten years ago, a researcher claimed most published research findings are false; now a decade later, his claim is stronger than ever before. How can this be?
A journalist tricked news outlets into reporting a bogus study to demonstrate the sorry state of science journalism, but was the sting operation ethical?
Most people seem to believe MSG is bad for you. In fact, it is far more likely to be good for you.
A psychiatrist has made headlines claiming smartphones are making children "borderline" autistic. Here's why that's rubbish:
In the United States, the FDA has the power to fine drug companies $10,000 a day for failing to publish clinical trials, yet most clinical trials still never see the light of day.
George Washington was not only the founding father of the U.S., but also of mass immunization.
While many people believe sugar makes kids hyperactive, this theory has long been debunked by research. However researchers are only just beginning to understand the complex relationship between glucose and...
How providing people with evidence about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines can backfire.
What false belief is held by 93% of British teachers?