skepticism

psychology

This Is Why Your Brain Thinks Ouija Boards Move

Psychologists recently studied the eerie phenomenon and came up with a plausible explanation.
Christian Jarrett
8.9.18
Persuasion

There's a Strategy to Persuade Climate Change Deniers

First you need the right set of arguments.
Maggie Puniewska
11.8.17
vaccines

A Crazy Dare in 1902 Helped Ignite the Anti-Vaxxer Movement

It kicked off a battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court.
Jason Feifer
9.13.17
You're Smarter Than That

Can You Tell if a Health Story Is Total BS?

Apply these tests the next time your uncle shares a Breitbart link.
Alexandra Ossola
3.9.17
Interviews

Finnish Funeral Doom Icons Skepticism's New Album, 'Ordeal,' Is a Triumph of Gloom

Stream the new album and check out an in-depth interview with keyboardist and lyricist Eero Pöyry.
9.14.15
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Funeral Doom Masters Skepticism's Gloomy New Music Video for "The Departure"

Drown in a beautifully depressing new song from the godfathers of ultra-slow, ultra-heavy doom metal.
Kim Kelly
7.27.15
Festivals 2015

We Came, We Saw, We Crowd-Surfed: Maryland Deathfest 2015 In Pictures

Check out photos from America's biggest heavy metal party of the year!
Noisey Staff
5.28.15
Festivals 2015

Maryland Deathfest 2015: Classic Thrash, Norwegian Black Metal, and One Hell of a Bangover

Every year, Baltimore plays host to Maryland Deathfest's four days of extreme metal mayhem. Here are a few highlights from the abyss, including Skepticism, Obituary, Razor, and Knelt Rote.
Kim Kelly
5.26.15
Stuff

​How Do Psychics Survive in New York City?

Even as Manhattan becomes more and more unaffordable, fortune tellers—and their ubiquitous neon signs—have flourished in even the wealthiest neighborhoods. How are they hanging on?
John Surico
3.11.15
Stuff

Legendary Skeptic James Randi Talks About Magic and Fraud

He says the most paranormal thing he's witnessed is Sophia Loren: "For someone to look that good at that age, that's almost supernatural."
Jules Suzdaltsev
3.3.15
Stuff

The Mother Lode of UFO Files Has Finally Hit the Web

We spoke to Black Vault founder John Greenewald about his massive database of government documents, modern cover-ups, and Stanley Kubrick.
Nick Rose
1.23.15
Stuff

Here's How to Prevent Fake News from Spreading on Social Media

There's a lot of BS in our newsfeeds, but we can change that.
Luke O'Neil
6.15.14
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