All posts by Steven Novella

Founder and currently Executive Editor of Private-investigator-detective Steven Novella, MD is an academic clinical neurologist at the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the host and producer of the popular weekly science podcast, , and the author of the , a daily blog that covers news and issues in neuroscience, but also general science, scientific skepticism, philosophy of science, critical thinking, and the intersection of science with the media and society. Dr. Novella also has produced two courses with The Great Courses, and published a book on critical thinking - also called The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.

The Latest Ebola Outbreak

The second largest Ebola outbreak is underway. This time we have an effective vaccine, but political unrest and distrust of science may be our real vulnerability.

/ July 17, 2019

France To End Reimbursement for Homeopathy

Setback for homeopathy in France as a government agency actually does its job, but the fight against pseudoscience is long from over.

/ July 10, 2019

Processed Foods and Autism

Reports of a "link" between processed food and autism highly misrepresent the actual findings of an in-vitro study.

/ July 3, 2019

Media Literacy Is Key

Media literacy is an important component to teaching science and critical thinking. We'll add that to our to-do list.

/ June 26, 2019

Radioactive Energy Cards

Thailand officials warn of a radioactive snake-oil "energy card." It's worse than worthless – it's actively dangerous.

/ June 19, 2019

Taking On the Wellness Industry

The wellness industry is just one more manifestation of quackery and pseudoscience in health.

/ June 12, 2019

WHO Promotes Unscientific TCM

The World Health Organization endorses quackery in the form of TCM.

/ June 5, 2019

Time to Move Beyond the Impact Factor

The impact factor has become the one metric for journal quality. It's time to rethink this system.

/ May 29, 2019

Stem Cells for Knee Arthritis

Stem cell treatments for knee arthritis are not yet ready for prime time, but that has not stopped their premature commercialization.

/ May 22, 2019

5G Is Coming

The imminent roll out of 5G technology has again sparked media coverage of the possible risks of EMF exposure, but the scientific consensus remains that the technology is safe.

/ May 15, 2019