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See Me In New York and Philly in April!

That’s right. MEEEE! Back in the US! Despite their best efforts to keep me away!

First, on Saturday, April 17 I’ll be at NECSS with James Randi, DJ Grothe, George Hrab, Steve Mirsky, and my cohosts on The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe! The show was sold out last year but I’ve been told there […]

In Dutch

The headline from the article really tells the whole story: “Dutch prisons use psychics to help prisoners contact the dead”

The subject of “prisoner’s rights” is a tremendously broad topic. Prisoner rights vary wildly from country to country, and state to state.

Understanding that there are a variety of questions concerning the rights of prisoners, […]

The Human Microbe Trail

It seems that each of us leave a trail of microbes in our wakes all waving signs saying….”Bob was here”….assuming your name is Bob.

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have determined that people can be reliably identified solely by the bacteria they leave behind from their hands.

Researcher, Noah Fierer who led the […]

Human Population Bottleneck

One of the things I love about doing the SGU is that my knowledge and assumptions are constantly being challenged. Teaching is the best learning experience there is.

As a scientist (a professional only in my narrow area of expertise, and an amateur in everything else) I am constantly building my internal model of scientific […]

The Great Apple Experiment

X-posted on Skepchick

Last week I tweeted a link to a ridiculous Daily Fail article where a woman named Nikki Owen tries to convince us that saying nice things to apples will make them prettier, and therefore saying nice things to your face will similarly make it less hideous.

She claimed to have done real […]