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North East man stabbed in back*

The P&J has recently ran an uncritical article on Acupuncture. Keir Liddle picks apart it’s claims. Continue reading

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Bite Sized Science: Food for thought?

The media is currently reporting on the results of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children which found an association between eating junk food and low IQ scores. Keir Liddle analyses the finding. Continue reading

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Psychobabble: Talking therapists

Keir Liddle analyses the ethical considerations aorund psychologists making public statements to the media, looking at instances where an ethical line may have been crossed. Continue reading

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For The Record: Wooful Journalism

The Daily Record continues the media’s tradition of being happy to seemingly uncritically promote bogus diagnostics and woo. Keir Liddle asks why the papers aren’t chasing this sort of thing up as a consumer issue? Continue reading

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Being A Dick To Dick?

Guest Blogger Alan Henness addresses Jonathan Jones’ recent criticisms of Richard Dawkins. Continue reading

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Reflex Reaction

The Scotsman, carrying on that fine tradition in health and lifestyle journalism, have published an uncritical and anecdotal article on reflexology: which amounts to not much more than an advert.

Shame on you Scotsman. Continue reading

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Top 5 Science Myths: #1 Fickle Public

Number one in the Science Myths series goes to a common lament more attributable to media reporting of science than science itself: “You can’t trust what scientist say, because they’re always changing their minds!” Continue reading

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