Joe Rogan tells io9 why you should question the !@#$ out of everything

Though he’s primarily known as a UFC commentator and comedian, Joe Rogan is also an outspoken advocate of science. In his new show, which is set to premiere on Syfy later this month, he critically investigates a series of strange and unexplained phenomenon. We recently caught up with him to learn more. » 7/18/13 12:35pm 7/18/13 12:35pm

Geeky ceramic jewelry for people who love science and skepticism

Today we are madly in love with the simple, cute and science-tastic designs from Surly-Ramics on Etsy. Created by Surly Amy, these necklaces and earrings feature planets, radio telescopes, animals, fossils and geeky aphorisms. (I think "Clone me" is my new favorite retort to everything.) If you're looking for something… » 8/17/12 9:45am 8/17/12 9:45am

Paranormal Investigator Joe Nickell Reveals the Truth Behind Modern…

Paranormal investigator and cryptozoologist Joe Nickell has spent 40 years doing fieldwork and research, digging for the truth behind bizarre phenomena like weeping statues and haunted houses. He invited us to his office to talk about the connections between Bigfoot and alien mythology, life as the token skeptic on TV, … » 8/12/11 2:00pm 8/12/11 2:00pm

How evolutionary psychology proved some old folklore...and why both…

There's an old bit of folklore that children tend to more closely resemble their fathers than their mothers. There's a possible evolutionary explanation for this, and one study seemed to confirm it all. Here's why it's all bogus. » 6/19/11 2:45pm 6/19/11 2:45pm

When Keeping It Skeptical In Science Fiction Goes Wrong

A defining thread of modern scientific thought is skepticism, the tendency to question accepted ideas until evidence is found to confirm or reject them. But what do skeptics do in worlds of magic, aliens, and other matters fantastic? » 3/24/10 1:00pm 3/24/10 1:00pm