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College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic "Autism Cures"

Amazon has pulled two books peddling pseudoscientific “autism cures” that promote giving children potentially toxic chemical baths and medication for mercury poisoning.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Autism, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science, Dont Feed Your Children Bleach, Amazon Pulls Books Peddling Toxic Autism Cures


Why Do People Believe in Pseudoscience?

It’s difficult to change someone’s mind if they have anything like a strong opinion on the risks of vaccination, or the usefulness of orbs and essential oils in the treatment of late-stage liver cancer. But if you’re ever going to stand a chance of doing so, you’re going to need to wipe the rage-spittle off your face…Read more...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Pseudo Science


Ebola, HIV, Antivaxxers: The World Health Organization Names 2019's Global Health Threats

The World Health Organization has firmly set its sights on the anti-vaccination movement. In a post this week, WHO listed vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top health threats to combat in 2019, right alongside other major problems like HIV, Ebola, and climate change.Read more...
Tags: Science, Public Health, World Health Organization, Vaccines, The World Health Organization, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science


Gwyneth Paltrow Isn't Going to Let a $145,000 False Advertising Settlement Taint Goop's Brand

It’s been a little more than a month since it was announced that Goop, the controversial lifestyle brand of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, settled a false advertising lawsuit over scientifically unproven claims about its vaginal quartz and jade eggs—you may remember the ones. However, in a new interview with BBC addressing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Mental Health, Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, Pseudo Science, False Advertising Settlement Taint Goop


Performance Artist Separates Money From Dupes With $38 Bottles of Miracle 'Hot Dog Water'

Here’s something to give even Goop’s “bio-frequency healing” stickers a run for the money of various rubes: A Canadian man successfully sold slickly marketed bottles of water with hot dogs in them as a miraculous cure-all for whatever ails customers at exorbitant prices.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Water, Quackery, H20, Pseudo Science, Raw Water, No Relation To Limp Bizkit


A California Doctor Is in Trouble for Claiming to Treat Ebola Though Sound

Bill Gray, a 75-year-old, Stanford-trained doctor based in California, claims on his website that he can treat almost any patient’s health problems through personalized, “homeopathic” audio recordings sent via email. But the California medical board is having none of it. Earlier this month, it filed a five-page …Read more...
Tags: Ebola, Science, California, Stanford, Scams, Homeopathy, Bill Gray, Pseudo Science


Green Apophyllite

Sigh.. I did a search for Green Apophyllite and most of the top returned links were websites about crystal healing and crystal therapy! :( I wish Google would introduce a 'credibility metric' in their website ranking algorithm.Apophyllite is a phyllosilicate (silica and oxygen tetrahedrons are organized in stacked sheets) . It occurs as a secondary mineral in the Deccan basalts, along with zeolites, quartz and calcite. The green color is due to trace amounts of vanadium. I wanted to confirm tha...
Tags: Google, Seo, Nasik, Suvrat Kher, Mineralogy, Pseudo-science, Gargoti Mineral Museum


Vaccines Don't Give Dogs Autism, Veterinarians Shout Into the Void

The debunked idea that vaccines cause autism is one that, judging by my inbox alone, continues to endure. But veterinarians in the UK and elsewhere are now being forced to contend with antivaxxers going to the dogs.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dogs, Autism, Vaccines, Antivaxxers, Pseudo Science, Doing Me A Concern


Please Don't Drink Turpentine

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish, 38, is fast becoming a fan favorite, thanks to widely-praised performances in tv sitcoms like The Carmichael Show and movies like Keanu and Girls Trip, along with her boisterous, earnest persona off-screen and on the stand-up stage. But for the love of god, do not take her health…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Scams, Alternative Medicine, Keanu, Tiffany Haddish, Pseudo Science


The FDA Just Cracked Down on 14 Companies Selling Fake Cancer Treatments

Asparagus might be good for you, but there is no firm evidence to suggest it can prevent cancer. And yet, the website for wellness company BioStar Organix listed it among multiple products that do just that. “Asparagus should be taken by everyone for heart, cancer prevention,” the website read. It can also treat…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Bad Science, Snake Oil, Pseudo Science, BioStar Organix