Good news everyone. I’ll be giving a keynote at next month’s Psychology, Health, & Medicine conference in Limerick. Here’s the abstract: How to Not Die: What we really know about … Continue Reading “How to Not Die”
So, how can it be that homeopathy sometimes seems to work? Well there are a few possible explanations: The universe is broken Placebo etc. They’re cutting the stuff with real … Continue Reading The homeopathic drugs DO work. Because they’re drugs
I am pleased to announce the establishment of the World Certifying Body for the Certification of Certified Healthologists, or WCBCCH. We’re seeking to recognise the rise of public interest in all … Continue Reading Trust me, I’m a healthologist (and now you can be one too…)
From footballshirtculture.com: This the new Zambia Home football shirt to be worn throughout 2014, by Nike. The 2012 African Cup of Nations champions’ green shirt is embellished with a complex … Continue Reading New Zambia soccer jersey features spermatozoa design, presumably not on purpose
Well, for geek pet owners at any rate… Although it must be pointed out that said Science Diet does not appear to be up to much:
So I got me some of them reasonably famous Po Chai Pills here in Hong Kong. The name means “protective aid” pills, but you won’t be able to tell much … Continue Reading Po Chai Pills: May contain stuff, etc.
Consider this a test post. Testing internet access from here (Hong Kong Airport- yay for free WiFi), WordPress access from here, and your nerves from everywhere. Popular Science are going … Continue Reading Being bitten by a cat causellates depression
I’m travelling to China in the morning, on some university work in Hong Kong and Shantou. It takes two days to travel between here and there, and I’ll be away … Continue Reading How to Survive a Plane Crash (Non-survival also a possibility)
Penguins. Nature’s best dressed flightless birds. Apparently, the UK climate is getting them down, what with all that rain. And contrary to meteorophobic stereotype, penguins actually like it sunny. So … Continue Reading Why give penguins antidepressants when they don’t even work?
Here is a Guest Blog I was invited to write for the folks over at Neuroscience Ireland. I guess this is because I’ve recently been taxonomised as a “Neuroblogger.” It … Continue Reading “On Correlations and Bias”
So here’s something to get the pulse racing. And that’s all there is to it. Sorry if it means absolutely nothing. Despite a tidal wave of news coverage, the only newsworthy … Continue Reading ‘Smart bra’ only works if you’re stupid enough to believe it
The week in six bits: 1. NASA startled by ‘Jelly Donut’ on Mars. Probably not a doughnut, though. Personally, I’m more startled by how dumbed down USA Today actually managed to … Continue Reading Favourites List (24.01.14)
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to blogger James Kennedy, for this: You see, regular foodstuffs found in nature are chock full of E-numbers, sugars, acids, and things ending in “-ose” … Continue Reading All-natural produce is full of (eek!) chemicals!
The week in six bits: 1. Nope, pruny fingers and toes don’t give you a “better grip”. Researchers claim to demonstrate that people with wrinkly hands are no better at … Continue Reading Favourites List (17.01.14)
It turns out that Lucozade Sport doesn’t hydrate and fuel better than water after all. In the UK, our old friends the ASA have finally told them to quit saying … Continue Reading Sports drink ad fuels complaints, producer ordered to water down claim
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