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

Crowdfunding Sites Are Putting Money in the Pockets of Cancer Quacks, Report Finds Crowdfunding Sites Are Putting Money in the Pockets of Cancer Quacks, Report Finds

It’s become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health care, including cancer treatment. But a new report published Wednesday in the BMJ suggests that desperate people are often using this money to pursue dubious, possibly dangerous…

CVS Is Being Sued for Selling Bullshit Homeopathic Products CVS Is Being Sued for Selling Bullshit Homeopathic Products

The pharmacy and retail chain CVS has been hit with a civil lawsuit over its marketing of what might be the silliest kind of pseudoscience to still enjoy a modicum of popularity. It alleges that CVS has defrauded the general public by implying homeopathic remedies sold at its stores and online are every bit as…

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

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

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

Homeopath Says She Used Dog Rabies Saliva to 'Cure' Misbehaving 4-Year-Old, Gets Yelled at by Everyone Homeopath Says She Used Dog Rabies Saliva to 'Cure' Misbehaving 4-Year-Old, Gets Yelled at by Everyone

A Canadian naturopath is feeling the heat after she boasted about treating a young child’s behavioral problems with a homeopathic remedy made from the saliva of a rabid dog. But it’s really only the latest episode to highlight the absurdity of the popular alternative “medicine.”

Please Don't Drink Turpentine 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…

National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated] National Geographic Just Sent Me a Crystal Healing Water Bottle [Updated]

Hi, National Geographic, it’s me, Ryan. I got your package today and I guess I’m wondering—why did you send me a pseudoscientific crystal healing water bottle with your name on it?

The Search for the Olympian Gene The Search for the Olympian Gene

In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games: It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential.

Canada's No-Bullshit Governor General Just Took on Climate Change Deniers, Astrologers Canada's No-Bullshit Governor General Just Took on Climate Change Deniers, Astrologers

Speaking at a science conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Canada’s newly appointed governor general, Julie Payette, directed some harsh comments towards climate skeptics, astrologists, and believers of “divine intervention.” Critics complained that it’s not the governor general’s place to get involved in such matters,…

Men Have Always Used 'Science' to Explain Why They're Better Than Women Men Have Always Used 'Science' to Explain Why They're Better Than Women

On Saturday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company’s diversity policies. In the now-viral document entitled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” Damore asserts that women are biologically ill-equipped to handle the rigors of the tech industry. The…

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

Think We're Living in a Computer Simulation? Prove It Think We're Living in a Computer Simulation? Prove It

Science doesn’t have all the answers. There are plenty of things it may never prove, like whether there’s a God. Or whether we’re living in a computer simulation, something proposed by Swedish philosopher Nick Bostrom and others, and maybe your stoned friend Chad last week.

These Dietary Supplements Actually Sort of Do Something These Dietary Supplements Actually Sort of Do Something

Dietary supplements don’t need to do anything, by definition. Tons of them don’t. That might sound strange, since half of Americans take a vitamin or mineral supplement daily. But there are in fact, reasons to take some of them. Let’s say you eat nothing but ground beef, Cheerios and Dr. Pepper every day. My…

Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling Program Sucks Japan's 'Scientific' Whaling Program Sucks

Once again, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has attempted to create a South Atlantic sanctuary for whales. And once again, it has been thwarted by a pro-whaling coalition led by Nordic nations and Japan—which, in blatant disregard of the UN’s International Court, continues to slaughter whales by the…

Barge-Size Noah’s Ark Is a Creationist’s Wet Dream Barge-Size Noah’s Ark Is a Creationist’s Wet Dream

Built by Christians who believe the Earth is 6,000 years old, a 510-foot-long, $100 million “replica” of Noah’s Ark is set to open in a new Kentucky theme park later this week. Critics say the attraction is nothing more than a big church that’ll be used to perpetuate creationist nonsense.

Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous

Last month, Canadian teen William Gadoury created a sensation by claiming to have discovered a lost Maya city using star maps. Experts said it was utter nonsense and quickly shrugged it off. Gadoury has now spoken to National Geographic, and it’s clear the teen is not backing down.

Scientists Are Still Arguing About That Chopra Bullshit Study Scientists Are Still Arguing About That Chopra Bullshit Study

Remember last November when Canadian scientists published a study using the tweets of Deepak Chopra to demonstrate how some people can interpret utter bullshit as deeply profound observations? It’s now sparked a counter-argument and a sharp rejoinder—two respectable scientists arguing about the meaning (or lack…

Deepak Chopra Thinks Stomach Bacteria Listens to Your Thoughts Deepak Chopra Thinks Stomach Bacteria Listens to Your Thoughts

Holistic health advocate Deepak Chopra is at it again, this time spouting his patented food nonsense at the “Fat Summit” online conference. While speaking to celebrity doctor and alternative medicine enthusiast Mark Hyman, Chopra explained that the vast collection of microbes in our gut are actually capable of…

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