Why Believing In Astrology Is Not As Harmless As You Think

People who diligently follow their horoscopes may claim that it's all just good fun. But on closer examination, this claim falls flat. Here's why astrology is potentially damaging to our understanding of science, relationships — and even our place in the universe itself. » 6/25/14 11:20am 6/25/14 11:20am

Here's Why Everyone's Acting Like April Will Be the Worst Month Ever

If you were thinking April was just another month in another year with your exact same face and Ides in it, then congratulations for not having to be online that much. Because LOOK OUT: Everyone is talking about how it is supposed to be a wild month for all people, relationships, transactions and experiences. Here's… » 4/08/14 3:47pm 4/08/14 3:47pm

40% of Americans say astrology is science. Or did they mean astronomy?

In a survey by the National Science Foundation, 40% of Americans said that they believed astrology was a science. But, is the issue not that Americans believe that horoscopes are scientifically defined, but that they simply misheard "astrology" as "astronomy"? » 2/24/14 12:16pm 2/24/14 12:16pm

More than 1/3rd of Americans think that astrology is a science

A new study by the National Science Foundation shows that more than 40% of Americans think that astrology is a science, the highest levels since 1983. » 2/11/14 7:50am 2/11/14 7:50am

How a pair of astrologers helped invent modern medical record-keeping

Even by the standards of the 1500s, Simon Forman was a horrendous doctor. A known quack in an era when respected physicians barely knew what they were doing, Forman even spent time in jail for his dangerous practices. » 10/16/11 4:10pm 10/16/11 4:10pm

Nigerian schizophrenics prove the truth of astrology...or not

You can't judge books by their covers, but you can judge scientific papers by their titles. Consider: "The planetary positions and relationships at the dates of birth of a cohort of Nigerian schizophrenics." Yeah, this is going to get weird. » 1/31/11 1:00pm 1/31/11 1:00pm

Why did your zodiac sign change? We asked the astronomer who started it…

The internet is burning up with the news that the zodiac has been rearranged. There's a 13th sign, Ophiuchus, and people who think they're Virgos are actually Leos. What happened here? We talked to the astronomer who caused the fuss. » 1/13/11 2:04pm 1/13/11 2:04pm