A look at the science-based myths and misconceptions about eclipses, plus some things you might not know.
Skeptoid is a weekly science podcast dedicated to furthering knowledge by blasting away the widespread pseudosciences that infect popular culture, and replacing them with way cooler reality. Each weekly episode focuses on a single phenomenon — an urban legend, a paranormal claim, alternative therapy, or something just plain stupid — that you’ve heard of, and that you probably believe in. Skeptoid attempts to expose the folly of belief in non-evidence based phenomena, and more importantly, explains the factual scientific reality. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred, politically incorrect though that may be.
Skeptoid responds to some listener feedback, updating a few episodes and clarifying some others.
This famous 1964 UFO sighting by a New Mexico police officer has several interesting explanations.
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Through their constant promotion of false history, TV networks may have done Amelia Earhart’s legacy irreparable harm.