Skeptical Briefs is the quarterly newsletter of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. It is available by subscription. A subscription to Skeptical Briefs is independent of your subscription to the Skeptical Inquirer. It is published four times per year (in March, June, September, and December), and includes articles; news from skeptical groups across the country and around the world; and regular columnists Joe Nickell ("Investigative Files"), Lewis Jones ("Inklings"), Victor Stenger ("Reality Check"), Henry Huber ("Group News"); and Benjamin Radford ("Briefs Briefs"). It also includes a Hidden Messages puzzle in each issue by New Mexico physicist and skeptic David E. Thomas.
by Robert Baker
Once the concept of extraterrestrials managed to dominate the media, it was inevitable that someone would establish a taxonomy.
1997 marks the 50th anniversary of the "Roswell incident," an event that helped kick off our culture's fascination with UFOs.
by Tim Madigan
As president of the Western New York Skeptics, I am sometimes called upon to critique local paranormal claims.
by Tim Trachet
Belgium has been shaken in the last several months by a series of tragic disappearances of children.
by Monty Vierra
Most readers are probably familiar with a number of Asian practices, such as Zen meditation and acupuncture...
by Joe Nickell
Follow up to the earlier article in Skeptical Inquirer
by Lewis Jones
When the British Medical Association published its first report on "Alternative Therapy," it pointed out...
Pseudoscience has become more sophisticated and, perhaps, more mainstream than it used to be.
by Gary Posner
Everything you could ever want to know about alternative healthcare can be found in this one handy little book.
by Joe Nickell
A reader's response