Category: Mythbusting

  • A simple test to debunk stupid comspiracy theories

    One of my absolute favorite YouTube channels is Kurzgesagt (which means “in a nutshell” in German). They do a great job of explaining complex concepts (usually science topics) in plain English with simple animations. This week they deviated from their normal heavy topics (time, space, energy etc) to take on one of my biggest pet…

  • Things that you ‘know’ about the human brain that are wrong (science video)

    People who are anti-science frequently say that “science is always changing its mind”, what is more accurate to say is that “science is always expanding what it knows”. This sometimes causes changes in conventional wisdom. It’s also true that many misconceptions have been created by people who don’t really understand science trying to explain science….

  • Once more with feeling “GMOs Won’t Harm Your Health”

    Indre Viskontas at Mother Jones has posted an interview with Dr. Steven Novella of Yale. “Novella is a prominent voice in the skeptical movement, a scientific movement that, as he describes it, focuses heavily on explaining the truth behind common myths—things that people believe that aren’t true.” It is worth reading the whole article but…

  • 50 Science Myths Debunked in under 8 minutes (video)

    The folks at Mental Floss put together this little video where they tear down 50 misconceptions about science in 7 minutes and 44 seconds. That breaks down to one myth busted every 9.28 seconds. So, if you’re not really into science, this video could be a bit disturbing because they’re basically going to debunk everything…