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Health App Developer Who Faked Her Own Cancer Fined $320,000 Over Hoax Health App Developer Who Faked Her Own Cancer Fined $320,000 Over Hoax

After Belle Gibson was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 she went on to cure herself, and released a popular smartphone app focused on healthy eating. Gibson even donated a small fortune to charity with the proceeds. At least that was her story. Both Gibson’s cancer and her “cure” were lies. And now a court has…

The Bogus Rationale for Trump's Trans Military Ban Is Some Bigoted Bullshit The Bogus Rationale for Trump's Trans Military Ban Is Some Bigoted Bullshit

On today’s date in 1948, President Harry Truman desegregated the American military with an executive order. On the same date almost 70 years later, President Donald Trump announced he was kicking transgender people out of the military on Twitter, the platform he usually uses to spew stream-of-conscious nonsense and…

Google Top Stories Serves Breitbart Bullshit on Climate Science Google Top Stories Serves Breitbart Bullshit on Climate Science

Coral reef experts and climate scientists agree that due to rising temperatures, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is pretty much fucked. But when you search Google for “Great Barrier Reef,” that’s not all that you’ll find. Instead, at the very top of the page in the Top Stories module, you’ll see a Breitbart article…

Facebook Pulls Major Boner, Marks InfoWars Articles as 'Spam' Instead of 'Bullshit' Facebook Pulls Major Boner, Marks InfoWars Articles as 'Spam' Instead of 'Bullshit'

Facebook is embroiled in another embarrassing scandal. It appears that some users who post InfoWars articles to the social networking site are noticing that it’s being marked as “spam.” As everyone knows, content from InfoWars isn’t “spam,” it’s “bullshit.”

Republicans Want to Let ISPs Secretly Sell Your Data Republicans Want to Let ISPs Secretly Sell Your Data

Do you know what your internet service provider is doing with your data? You probably know that it can see the sites you’re visiting, but have you ever thought about whether it’s selling that information to advertisers? Anti-regulation officials are planning to make sure your ISP never has to tell you.

Bullshit Artist Dr. Oz Is Doing an Episode About Fake News Bullshit Artist Dr. Oz Is Doing an Episode About Fake News

Dr. Oz is full of shit. And that’s not just my opinion, it’s science! A study from 2014 found that the advice on Dr. Oz’s show is baseless or wrong roughly half of the time. So it’s a bit rich that today’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show is about fake news.

Makers of Prevagen Memory Pills Sued By Government Over Bullshit Claims Makers of Prevagen Memory Pills Sued By Government Over Bullshit Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the state of New York filed a federal lawsuit today over Prevagen, a pill that’s supposed to improve memory. The pill is available everywhere from CVS to Amazon and regularly appears in commercials on CNN and Fox News. But the supplement, which is supposed to give consumers a…

Astrologers Were Wrong About the 2016 Election, Casting Serious Doubt on Their Predictive Abilities Astrologers Were Wrong About the 2016 Election, Casting Serious Doubt on Their Predictive Abilities

Astrology is bullshit. But for some reason, many Americans still believe that astrologists have the ability to predict the future. The Los Angeles Times even ran a story back in October that reported earnestly about the predictions that some astrologists had for the 2016 presidential election. You can probably guess…

Serious Academics Are Full of Shit Serious Academics Are Full of Shit

Last week, a Serious Academic™ exhausted hundreds of words denouncing the use of social media by his colleagues while insinuating that selfie culture poses an existential threat to academic life. The social media backlash from other serious academics was swift and on point, reminding us that many scientists are…

Ray Kurzweil Is Talking Bullshit Again Ray Kurzweil Is Talking Bullshit Again

For decades, Ray Kurzweil has consistently been wrong about the future. But people still listen to him for some reason. In fact, organizations reportedly pay him $50,000 per speech to hear him say inane things about the shiny, tech-utopian world of tomorrow. At one such speech he recently said that the world isn’t…

7 Bullshit Cures For Zika That Are Spreading Online 7 Bullshit Cures For Zika That Are Spreading Online

The Zika virus has officially spread to over 50 countries, including the United States. And like public health threats of the past, there are plenty of hucksters trying to sell “natural” remedies for Zika online. But they’re all bullshit.

Idiot Who Says Zika Is a Conspiracy Still Wants You to Buy His Bug Spray Idiot Who Says Zika Is a Conspiracy Still Wants You to Buy His Bug Spray

Websites like Natural News accuse the Centers for Disease Control of orchestrating a global conspiracy around the Zika virus. Specifically, they claim that the illnesses and birth defects that people are seeing have nothing to do with the virus, but instead have something to do with “chemicals” and vaccines. But…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells Bill Maher That Anti-Science Liberals Are Full of Shit Too Neil DeGrasse Tyson Tells Bill Maher That Anti-Science Liberals Are Full of Shit Too

Every Friday night comedian Bill Maher puts on a show with an interesting mix of guests. But this past Friday, Maher repeated a claim he often makes that was finally smacked down by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Namely, Maher said that conservatives are consistently more anti-science than liberals. That’s bullshit.

An A-to-Z Guide to Bullshit Alternative Medicine on YouTube

There’s a weird mark on your face. It wasn’t there last week, and it’s spreading at an alarming rate. Your insurance sucks, so you search the internet for help, and before you know it, you’re dropping $10,000 to “reprogram your DNA.”

Lumosity Has to Pay $2 Million for Lying About Its Bullshit Brain Games  Lumosity Has to Pay $2 Million for Lying About Its Bullshit Brain Games 

Lumosity, which created a brain game powerhouse by telling people it could make them smarter, is paying for its lies. Lumos Labs will pay the Federal Trade Commission $2 million for deceptive trade practices.

Study: Some Deepak Chopra Tweets Are Indistinguishable From Bullshit Study: Some Deepak Chopra Tweets Are Indistinguishable From Bullshit

Deepak Chopra is known around the world for spouting pseudo-scientific garbage wrapped up in spiritual feel-goodery. A new paper in the journal Judgment and Decision Making even uses Chopra’s tweets to show how some people have trouble distinguishing profound statements from bullshit.

Ben Carson's Views on Vaccines are Some Anti-Science Pandering Bullshit Ben Carson's Views on Vaccines are Some Anti-Science Pandering Bullshit

In another depressing display of scientific illiteracy, several Republican candidates decided to take jabs at vaccines last night, including Ben Carson–you know, the guy with an actual medical license.

Rumors That Kale is Bad for You Are Based on Hilariously Bad Science Rumors That Kale is Bad for You Are Based on Hilariously Bad Science

Just read the procedure described above. It describes how alternative medicine practitioner Ernie Hubbard, who set the kale=bad meme rolling earlier this month, tested his suspicion that patients were poisoning themselves with kale. Ah yes, the trusty upside-down-notecard-on-a-desk technique! Where would science be…

Fake Doctor Arrested For Prescribing Bags of Dirt as Cancer Treatment Fake Doctor Arrested For Prescribing Bags of Dirt as Cancer Treatment

Vincent Gammill, a 69-year-old “doctor,” has been arrested in California for allegedly prescribing bullshit cancer treatments and practicing medicine without a license. One of his cancer-fighting drugs was little more than a “baggie of dirt.”

Mike Huckabee Half-Heartedly Defends His Cinnamon Pill Cure For Diabetes Mike Huckabee Half-Heartedly Defends His Cinnamon Pill Cure For Diabetes

If you’re looking for garbage health advice, there are quite a few people to turn to: Dr. Oz, The Food Babe, and... Mike Huckabee? Yes, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has been peddling garbage supplements that are supposed to help cure diabetes. And he was on Face the Nation yesterday where he defended against …

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