Every four years the Olympics reveals what sort of pseudoscience is popular among athletes. Four years ago it was “magic tape” (KTape ) and in 2016 it’s cupping. Many athletes, […]
About Blythe Nilson
Blythe teaches Biology at UBC Okanagan and has been involved in the skeptical movement for several decades. She has been writing the "Okanagan Skeptic" column in the Kelowna Courier since 2011.
Entries by Blythe Nilson
This article was originally published in the Kelowna Courier, April 10, 2016 The unsubstantiated claim that cold symptoms will be reduced within days of taking Cold-FX is at the heart […]
This article was originally published in the Kelowna Courier, February 21, 2016 The world according to Ted Cruz The field of scientifically illiterate candidates running for the Republican nomination in […]
The original version of this article was published in the Kelowna Daily Courier in November, 2013. One of the first topics covered in first year biology is the mechanism by […]
The original version of this article appeared in the Kelowna Daily Courier on January 10, 2016. Residents of Kelowna no longer need to step outside in a bathing suit this […]
Simon Singh’s non-profit organization, the Good Thinking Society, achieved an important milestone for science-based health care in the UK last week (November 13th, 2015). After a long and storied campaign, […]
For the first time, Canada is providing a flu vaccine that protects against four strains of the virus. Previous versions had only three strains. Our 2015 flu shot protects against: […]
Original version published in the Kelowna Courier, August 2015, by Blythe Nilson Winter is coming. It may still be summer but Canadian scientists are feeling a chill in the air. […]
Originally Published in the Kelowna Courier August 2015, by Blythe Nilson Bad News for Homeopaths. Health Canada has finally realized that nosodes, homeopathic products “regulated” by the Natural and […]
Original version published in the Kelowna Courier, July 2011 by Blythe Nilson Purveyors of quackery love vague and scary sounding terms and one of the most popular is“toxins”. We are […]
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