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.
Sometimes the difference between real science and pseudoscience is so small that it is hard to tell which side you're looking at
by Gary Posner
This past March, the Tampa Bay Skeptics, as well as some other skeptics groups, received a letter from Jamal N. Hussein, Ph.D.
One of the disadvantages of modern technology is that now anybody can publish his/her own book.
by Henry Gordon
Once again I gambled and accepted an invitation to "The Shirley Show," Canada's answer to Oprah.
I myself am a working reporter and see examples of scientific ignorance among my colleagues on a regular basis.
by Robert Baker
If you haven't seen "the light", then you at least have read about it or have watched the illuminated discussing it on TV.
A letter from SETI Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak to Disney Chairman Michael Eisner.
by Tom Flynn
Effects technology has made countless strides since Star Wars launched the revolution in 1977...
by Tim Madigan
If you're planning to sell a home in New York State, there are a few things you should notify the prospective buyer about.
by Lewis Jones
In London, there is a digital mechanism that changes its display every minute. (Call it the Bell Prompt if you like.)