Tag: Bogus Science

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The Gordie Howe Protocol

The hockey legend’s new life as a medical icon for a questionable stem-cell treatment.

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The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Researchers do look into near-death experiences, seeking a verified case of what they call “apparently non-physical veridical perception.”

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Playing with Fire

The flawed science that helped convict a Tennessee man of murder.

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The Troubled History of the Foreskin

It isn’t easy to find out the truth about the benefits of male circumcision.

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The Devil's Bait

Exploring the riddle of Morgellons disease: sufferers feel things crawling under their skin and hardly anyone believes them.

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The Reformation: Can Social Scientists Save Themselves?

Policing the world of experimental research in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.

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The Spectacular Unraveling of Washington’s Favorite Shrink

How a once-lauded psychiatrist became a prolific prescriber of painkillers in one of Virginia’s poorest and most isolated counties.

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A Botched Operation

How a substandard abortion provider stays in business.

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Untested. Unregulated. Unsafe?

The rise of an expensive, experimental stem-cell treatment in China and the medical tourism it attracts.

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The Downfall of India's Kidney Kingpin

How a self-taught doctor from Delhi cornered the black market in kidneys, building one of the world’s most lucrative organ-trading rings, until it all came crashing down.

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Life After Death

The scientific pursuit of the afterlife.