Here Be Monsters, Except Not Really

Book review: The Unidentified, by Colin Dickey  Belief in fringe topics like Atlantis, or cryptids (Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and other associated “hidden” animals), or UFOs, or ancient aliens—has risen drastically in the last few years...We are, in other words, experiencing a time of resurgence of fringe beliefs, when ideas mostly dismissed by science... Continue Reading →

Debunking with Chemistry and Humor in ‘Ingredients’

Book review: Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and On Us, by George Zaidan (Amazon / Book Depository) George Zaidan, an MIT-trained chemist, calls himself a "science translator", so someone who helps make scientific concepts and literature more understandable for the layperson. This is a concept in popular science that I... Continue Reading →

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