Tag Archives: myth

10 Persistent Cancer Myths Debunked

There are many, many, many myths surrounding cancer. Just doing a quick internet search gives you a flurry of websites all claiming to be able to cure cancer. The vast majority are either wildly inaccurate or dangerously misleading, causing more … Continue reading

Posted in Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

History: Great Myths Die Hard

How are science fables born, how do they spread, and how do they die? Nature has an interesting article entitled “History: Great myths die hard“. It talks about how these great myths of famous scientists evolved, why they did, and … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

13 Science Myths You Probably Believe

There are some scientific claims that you really should be more sceptical about. BuzzFeed has collected together 13 of these myths, with a short explanation (often with links) as to why these myths are, well, myths. The dozen plus one … Continue reading

Posted in Ramblings, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment