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On Newstands Now — Skeptical Inquirer Vol. 33, No. 5

September 8, 2009

Power Line Panic and Cell Phone Mania: Why Cell Phones and Power Lines Aren't Health Hazards

Power Line Panic and Cell Phone Mania: Why Cell Phones and Power Lines Aren’t Health Hazards

Now available on newsstands, the September / October 2009 Skeptical Inquirer includes contributions from:

S.T. Lakshmikumar

Power Line Panic and Mobile Phone Mania — What is the physics that underlies any possible linkage between mobile phones, power lines, and cancer?

Brandon Randolph-Seng and Robert D. Mather

Does Subliminal Persuasion Work? It Depends on Your Motivation and Awareness — Recent psychological research provides more answers about why and when subliminal information can influence people’s preferences and behaviors.

Christopher J. Ferguson

Violent Video Games: Dogma, Fear, and Pseudoscience — Video games are at the center of a modern media-based moral panic. Too often, social scientists have fueled the flames and eschewed good scientific practices

Richard Wiseman, Chris French, and Caroline Watt

‘None of This is True’: Do Disclaimers about the Paranormal Really Work? — The last few years have seen substantial growth in the number of television programs claiming to contain paranormal phenomena…

Stuart Jordan

Can a Reasonable Skeptic Support Climate Change Legislation? — CFI vets list of 687 ‘dissenting scientists’ in Senate minority report; 80 percent haven’t published peer-reviewed climate research.