Mars One Is Broke, Disorganized, and Sketchy as Hell

Remember Mars One? The mega-hyped, one way ticket to go start a colony on Mars assuming it could get a ship and funding and capable colonists and training facilities and the major technological advances necessary to make it all happen? Surprise! According to one finalist, the whole thing is pretty much a scam. »3/17/15 2:20pm3/17/15 2:20pm

Seth Davis Promotes His Mom's Hoax Cancer Cures

There have never been more options for those convinced that the medical establishment is hiding secrets from them. Look at the Google ads running down the sidebar of just about any website you visit, and you're almost certain to see ads about "natural" cures—gluten-free diets and alkaline water, superfoods and… »2/19/15 2:11pm2/19/15 2:11pm

Watch out: Someone is trying to scam science fiction authors

John Scalzi raises the alarm about a scam that appears to be targeting science fiction authors. Because speaking invitations at colleges in the U.K. are the new Nigerian princes. Short version: if you get an email from Bexley College inviting you to share your wisdom with Blighty, think twice before handing over a lot… »1/07/13 6:40pm1/07/13 6:40pm

The Awful Inhumanity of Using Bleach Enemas to Treat Autistic Children

There are almost no words for the inhumanity of this. Someone is not only promoting a treatment of bleach enemas to treat autistic children — every two hours, for 72 hours, every possible weekend — but they've started a religious organization to promote this, with "bishops" and other church officials touting the… »6/06/12 4:51pm6/06/12 4:51pm