A Festival Feeling in Augsburg: SkepKon 2019 Includes Myths about Pet Diets, Homeopathy, and Perpetual Motion Machines
Cover Image: Pseudoscience can be nerve-racking, so skeptics sometimes can’t help but throw up their hands in despair! “How can SkepKon be described?” one might ask. “It’s a time to network and a great time to catch up with friends,” replies Dr. Holm Hümmler, a physicist and skeptic from Frankfurt. SkepKon is the annual conference …
Legal Case against Homeopathy Critic Natalie Grams—No Effect beyond the Placebo Effect
A German company selling homeopathic remedies is taking Natalie Grams to court. I spoke with Udo Endruscheit of Information Network Homeopathy to find out what is happening and why the legal actions against Natalie Grams are so important.
Alice Howarth: Skeptical with a K with International Reputation
Dr. Alice Howarth is a medical researcher based in Liverpool. She is also known for being the cohost of the Skeptics with a K podcast. With the Merseyside Skeptics Society she battles pseudoscientific medicine, cancer research, and other woo.
Pixie Turner: A Wellness Lady Turned Nutritionist
Pixie Turner is a UK-based nutritionist, who was following the wellness trend before she started her research. She now works as an author, science communicator, and nutritionist and also spoke at 2018’s QED in Manchester.
The European Skeptics Congress—Having Fun While Learning about Intereuropean Skepticism
The European Skeptics Congress (ESC), which happens every two years (August 29th to September 1st), is a place to meet skeptics from around Europe and beyond. The series of congresses started in 1989. Paul De Belder is organizing the next ESC in Ghent, Belgium. He invites us to a sneak peek into what’s coming up.
Natalie Grams: Medical Homeopath to Professional Skeptic
Natalie Grams was once a practicing homeopathic doctor. She decided to write a book defending homeopathy, but what she learned changed her own views instead.
On Countering Pseudoscience, Educating about Vaccinations, and Intereuropean science Communication
An Interview with Dr. Anna Zakrisson