A university course teaches students why people believe false and evidence-starved claims, to show them how to determine what’s accurate and real and what’s neither.
How Prince Harry using a psychic to contact his dead mother, Princess Diana, isn’t that unusual.
A sociologist unpacks how common superstitions like fear of 13 can gain steam.
The claims made by the creators of the app – which highlights parts of words to supposedly enhance users’ reading abilities – are dubious.
Numerology ties in with how our brains work, but that doesn’t mean its claims make sense.
As Western and Indonesian academics continue to engage in co-operation, we should find common ways of counteracting discrimination, including discriminatory practices against the LGBT community.
Many elite athletes turn to alternative therapies to improve performance and enhance recovery. But are these treatments helping or hindering their quest for sporting success?
In the digital age, and the COVID era, this is more important than ever.
The internet has allowed pseudoscience to flourish. Artificial intelligence could help steer people away from the bad information.
Alternative therapies have a lot to offer consumers. The Goop Lab only serves to set back the wellness cause.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix series, The Goop Lab, raises serious questions about the spread of health misinformation as well as the conflict of interest the show represents.
Sometimes the unknown is more appealing than the truth – and it has kept ghost hunters in business for generations.
New evidence suggests most YouTube videos on climate change deny its existence.
Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore’s two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.
Few can resist an assessment that promises to reveal your hidden, true self. But new research suggests that people mistakenly believe difficult to answer questions offer deep insights.
Proof of time travel, false memories or a parallel universe? A look at the wacky world of the ‘Mandela Effect’.
Scientific truth is based on a body of research which has been tried and tested by many researchers over time. Peer review filters the good science from the bad.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.
There are a few red flags to look out for when reading about new scientific discoveries that can help you spot dodgy or unreliable work.
Is someone looking at you or are you just imagining things? A neuroscientist explains.