Detox, detox, detox. We hear it all the time, from all kinds of people in all walks of life. But what does it really mean when you strip out all the marketing claims and nonsense? A Finnish skeptic Pauli Ohukainen takes a closer look into what separates pseudoscience from real science in the (often crazy) world of detox trends.
The 4th edition of this course was held this September and dealt with a wide range of topics of skeptical interest: what is and isn’t medicine, the psychology of irrational belief, the scientific method in everyday life and many others.
This is a great resource both for skeptics and students of Spanish.
The full course can be watched at:
The 16th and 17th of September NAUKAS 2016 hits Bilbao. Two days of talks and activities about science, skepticism and humour.
The event program, including the extensive children’s program, can be found at the link provided.
Dr. Hanna Tuomisto explains the results of her meta-analysis regarding environmental impacts of conventional and organic farming. The researchers analysed data from 71 studies published in peer-reviewed journals that compared organic and conventional farms in Europe. The results suggest that organic farming is more marketing hype than real life benefits for the environment, especially considering land use, eutrophication potential and restrictions of modern technology.