Category Archives: Media

Debating whether or not America is a Force for Good

Now that recent stories have come out about America’s widespread NSA tentacles, along with more news about how drones have been killing far more civilians than actual terrorist targets in countries, the world is asking an important question: Does America … Continue reading

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Scientific Consensus and the Obvious Truth about Global Climate Change

I often ask questions in my article titles, but the question “are we responsible for climate change?” is simply unnecessary. From the overwhelming evidence, we know the answer to this question; and the answer is “YES!” This is good news … Continue reading

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Hamas-Israel Ceasefire Ends as Gaza Schools Drop Sports for Military Training

I have been following the news regarding the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza that started in November of last year closely. The relationship between the two is incredibly tense, and the violent conflict that occurred then was thankfully over soon. … Continue reading

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Bollywood Zombies and The Westernization of Indian Pop Culture

Go Goa Gone, the first Western-style zombie flick to be made in Bollywood, was just announced last week. The trailer was released a few weeks ago and seems to be quite popular, with already over 2.5 million hits on YouTube. … Continue reading

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The 2013 Pigasus Awards

Every year, the James Randi Educational Foundation gives awards to recognize the special few uncritical thinkers who do more to peddle pseudoscience and damage the public in ways that only celebrities could. Below are five “winners” of various categories whose … Continue reading

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Gender, Age, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Differences in Social Networking Site Usage

Online social networks has become an interesting platform for research, and hundreds if not thousands of studies around the world are investigating how we interact with others online. This article looks into recent studies that analyzed data regarding differences in age, … Continue reading

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What are the Most Corrupt Countries In the World Today?

There is plenty of malice, crime, and corruption in today’s political systems around the world. Elections are sometimes paid for, politicians often work only with their own self-interest in mind, and citizens around the world are fighting uphill battles against authorities at … Continue reading

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The Brain is Not Simply Split into Two Totally Separate Halves, and Other Lessons on Skepticism

One year ago, I wrote an article that skewered the infographic that one website had been sending to the public. I showed the evidence that contradicted what was claimed, and I ended up busting two persistent myths in that article. The … Continue reading

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Egyptian Satirists Are in Serious Danger of Angering the Authorities

If you watch any of the English-subtitled videos of Bassem Youssef, you get the distinct feeling that his TV show “AlBernameg” is the Middle Eastern equivalent of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This is by no means a coincidence, because … Continue reading

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Tortured Confessions – The Science of Waterboarding, Torture, and “Intense Stress”

With the new movie “Zero Dark Thirty” raising a lot of eyebrows with its depiction of waterboarding, there has been a lot of talk regarding the veracity of such techniques. Namely, does torture yield the intended results? Did the results … Continue reading

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