Madame Alberti's science of flight

On a crisp April morning in 1931, a sturdy, middle-aged woman strode purposefully up a hillock overlooking the Spot Pond reservoir outside Boston, MA. Judging the wind conditions and checking that the newsreel cameras were rolling, Madame Helene Alberti adjusted her wings and prepared to launch herself skyward. » 2/20/14 3:29pm 2/20/14 3:29pm

Breaking: ESP still bullshit, say scientists

Some people claim to have a sixth sense — an ability to innately sense imminent danger or the presence of an unseen person. But scientists now say there's a more reasonable explanation after discovering that people can reliably detect a change in their surroundings — even when they can't see or explain what had… » 1/14/14 8:00am 1/14/14 8:00am

Is nutrition research a pseudoscience?

Everyone agrees "eating right" is a good idea – what we can't agree on is what the hell it means. (Whole wheat is now a healthy diet option or "probably killing you," depending on who you ask.) What does science have to say about good dietary habits? According to University of South Carolina researcher Edward Archer, not… » 11/13/13 11:57am 11/13/13 11:57am

New "footage" of Bigfoot emerges

After five years of research, a group calling itself the Sasquatch Genome Project has released footage of what it says is a female Bigfoot sleeping in the woods. And yes, this is the same group that published the Bigfoot genome in a journal they themselves founded. » 10/02/13 3:30pm 10/02/13 3:30pm