Fake news alert: A newspaper article claims astrology can ‘combat’ coronavirus

An article published today in The New Indian Express on "How to survive coronavirus" is not just rubbish but a public health hazard. I have come across a few fake claims about cures for novel coronavirus infection (SARS-CoV-2) and disease (COVID-19) on WhatsApp. Even the AYUSH Ministry’s press release claiming that certain Unani medicines can … Continue reading Fake news alert: A newspaper article claims astrology can ‘combat’ coronavirus

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Oncologists step aside, here comes medical astrologers

Pseudoscience has reached a new low in the form of medical astrology. Mushrooming of predatory journals in India is helping in the dissemination of rubbish in the name of science. And a seminar on medical astrology and Ayurveda will be held on February 25 near Palakkad, Kerala. Medical oncologists of the world step aside, here comes … Continue reading Oncologists step aside, here comes medical astrologers

Astrology workshop at IISc stands cancelled

The pushback against the two-day astrology workshop to be held at IISc on November 25 and 26, 2017 was swift and massive that less than 12 hours after social media shared the news, the IISc Alumni Association cancelled the workshop on Saturday (October 28) morning. In a break from tradition, the Indian Institute of Science … Continue reading Astrology workshop at IISc stands cancelled

Alas, astrology workshop to be held at IISc in November

It was not a question of whether but when a scientific institution would hold a conference, meeting or workshop on astrology, or permit such a meeting or workshop to be held in its premises. And the waiting has come to an end. Come November 25-26, 2017, the Indian Institute of Science Alumni Association (IIScAA) will … Continue reading Alas, astrology workshop to be held at IISc in November