We don’t necessarily agree with everything on these sites, but they’re generally pro-science, and we like having them around (and for more links, see: http://www.acsh.org/about/pageID.14/default.asp ):
AgBioWorld: Dedicated to bringing agricultural biotech to the developing world.
Blogborygmi.com: Nick Genes and company.
Cato Institute’s book Junk Science Judo: Self-Defense Against Health Scares & Scams by Steven J. Milloy, published by America’s premier free-market thinktank.
ConsumerFreedom: Fending off health scares and food myths on behalf of restaurateurs and customers:
Dynamist.com: Website of columnist Virginia Postrel, author of The Future and Its Enemies, who combats people’s ever-present fear of tomorrow.
FDA’s vaccine safety-checking process: An explanation for those who’ve heard scare stories about vaccines:
Galen’s Log: B. England, M.D., doctoring, blogging:
Geek Chart: Think science buffs are geeks? Well, this chart may help you figure out where we fit into the grand scheme of things.
Health Beat: A health journalist blogs about medical news and research.
The Infography about Medical Care: Quacks and Quackery. Sources recommended by a doctor whose research specialty is the analysis of fraudulent forms of medical care.
The Institute of Ideas: This group of British Marxists still believes in the Enlightenment ideals of science and rationality and in organizing debates on such topics often butts head with environmental doomsayers.
Internet Health Directory: Useful.
JunkScience.com: They’re against it, not for it.
The National Council Against Health Fraud: a skeptical site devoted to “enhancing freedom of choice through reliable health information.”
Proximal Tubule: Trent McBride “reabsorbs” the news so you don’t have to.
The Quack-Files: fighting against medical nonsense and health superstitions.
Quackwatch: ACSH’s own Dr. Stephen Barrett keeps an eye out for fraud and chicanery.
James Randi: The foremost exposer of paranormal hoaxes and mystical mumbo jumbo.
Reason: This libertarian magazine from the Reason Foundation has moved beyond economics to defend the ideal of a dynamic, inventive society against the foes of progress.
Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine: A dirty job, but somebody ought to do it.
Science Media Centre: Teaching scientists and journalists to communicate with each other more effectively:
Sp!ked: The writers of this British online magazine have little patience for unscientific fads, even amongst their fellow left-wingers.
Skeptical Inquirer Magazine: One of only about two major magazines in America dedicated to scientifically examining paranormal claims and debunking the phonies.
Skeptic Magazine: …and this is the other one.
John Stossel, ABC News: The 20/20 anchor and Give Me a Break author directs much of his ire at overhyped scares and irrational regulations.
TechCentralStation: Defending free markets and technological progress, in U.S. and EU editions.
Tobacco.org: The ultimate clearinghouse for all the latest news on tobacco regulation, lawsuits, marketing, and science:
TobaccoSurvivorsUnited: People suffering from or worried about tobacco-related disease — or coping with the loss of loved ones to smoking — can find support here:
Urban Legends Reference Page: Before you forward that e-mail warning your friends that Pop Rocks may explode their stomachs, you might want to check this site (including the useful “Toxin du Jour” section).
Volokh Conspiracy: A group of bloggers, mostly lawyers and economists, look with libertarian skepticism on the latest legal and cultural developments.
WhyBiotech.com: The Council for Biotechnology Information lauds the advantages of hardier crops, cancer-fighting tomatoes, and other biotech wonders to come:
WhyQuit.com: A simple site of links, message boards, photos, and case histories that vividly illustrate one of the deadliest health risks — smoking:
Dr. Carl Winter: He may be a food toxicologist at UC Davis, but ACSH advisor Winter is a sick man, as these sound files of his parody songs prove. We recommend “Food Irradiation” (to the tune of “Locomotion”), “Sprayed It On The Grapevine,” “Beware La Vaca Loca,” and (to the tune of Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions”) “They Might Kill You/We Are the Microbes”: