Category: Not Exactly Peer Review

Vaccines, Autism, and Scientific Fraud

We live in a world where a wealth of knowledge is readily available to many. Access to this is usually just a quick click away, but – almost ironically – this convenience means we are also more likely to be...

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Aromatherapy – Probably Useless, Perhaps Even Dangerous

Essential oils for aromatherapy are all the rage nowadays; the ‘essence’ of all that good stuff in plants captured and inhaled to treat diseases. However, there is little evidence supporting aromatherapy as a form of medication, while the dangers of...

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Power Posing – Amy Cuddy’s Pseudoscience

You might have stumbled upon one of her TED talks in recent years, you know, the ones in which psychologist Amy Cuddy talks ‘power posing’. Admittedly, the argument that she weaves is ratherĀ convincing, and her helpful advice for dealing with...