Deepak Chopra is known around the world for spouting pseudo-scientific garbage wrapped up in spiritual feel-goodery. A new paper in the journal Judgment and Decision Making even uses Chopra’s tweets to show how some people have trouble distinguishing profound statements from bullshit.
In another depressing display of scientific illiteracy, several Republican candidates decided to take jabs at vaccines last night, including Ben Carson–you know, the guy with an actual medical license.
Just read the procedure described above. It describes how alternative medicine practitioner Ernie Hubbard, who set the kale=bad meme rolling earlier this month, tested his suspicion that patients were poisoning themselves with kale. Ah yes, the trusty upside-down-notecard-on-a-desk technique! Where would science be…
Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old “doctor,” has been arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bullshit cancer treatments and practicing medicine without a license. One of his cancer-fighting drugs was little more than a “baggie of dirt.”
If you’re looking for garbage health advice, there are quite a few people to turn to: Dr. Oz, The Food Babe, and... Mike Huckabee? Yes, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has been peddling garbage supplements that are supposed to help cure diabetes. And he was on Face the Nation yesterday where he defended against …
Dr. Oz is in hot water over his promotion of garbage weight loss cures and anti-GMO fearmongering. His defense? The doctor claims his widely popular TV program “isn’t a medical show.” Which, if you ignore the fact that he often wears scrubs and has the word doctor right there in his show’s title, might have some truth…
Dr. Oz taped a special episode of his show today to defend against accusations that he’s full of shit. The episode doesn’t air until Thursday but, spoiler alert: Dr. Oz is still full of shit.
The internet is an incredible place, often filled with beauty, wonder, and truth. It can also be a cesspool of lies. Today we have another installment in our ongoing series of photo debunkings. You may have seen these nine images swirling around the internet recently. But none of them are quite what they seem.
Publishers in Australia are delaying the release of a new Paleo Diet book aimed at new moms over concerns that some of the recipes could be harmful to children. The most alarming recipe? Homemade baby formula made from little more than chicken liver and bone broth.
Time and again, we've seen that Dr. Oz peddles garbage cures. So it's no surprise that the government has gone after the company that makes one of his favorite supplements. Today the FTC announced that the people who promoted green coffee extract on his show are being fined $9 million.
Do you get your medical advice from "America's doctor," Dr. Oz? Well, you should probably stop doing that. Because a new study out from the British Medical Journal says that his advice is baseless or wrong about half the time.
Today we're fact-checking UberFacts so you don't have to. Again. We looked at every "fact" tweeted by the incredibly popular Twitter account on Sunday from midnight until midnight PT. The account failed miserably. Again.
Sometimes things sound real but are completely fake. Those fake facts are just so convenient sounding and come perfectly wrapped in a bow tie that they spread like a disease. And then there are other facts that sound like complete made up bullshit but are actually real. Those are the scary ones. The shared souls over…
THIS IS A SCANDAL!Apparently the Kindle Fire HD versus iPad Mini comparative ad in Amazon's front page has "FLUNKED THE REALITY TEST"! Stop the fucking presses! As some astute [journalists/fanboys/amateur PR people] have discovered, everything is correct except for the fact that the iPad has stereo speakers, not mono!…
Today would be L. Ron Hubbard 100th birthday. Who is L. Ron Hubbard? He's the dude who invented Scientology. Yup, that same kooky scientology that turned Tom Cruise into a joke.