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Volume 35.2

March/April 2011

A Little Too Grand?

Justin Trottier

Back from the Future: Parapsychology and the Bem Affair

James Alcock

Debunking the Trauma Myth

Ben Radford

Do Scientists Know Everything?

Keith Taylor

God in the News Again

Mark Levy

Heaven’s Stenographer: The ‘Guided’ Hand of Vassula Ryden

Joe Nickell

Intravenous Nutrient Therapy: Cure-All or Just One More Unproven Therapy?

Clifford W. Beninger

Magic or Miracle?

Massimo Polidoro

On Time Travel

Massimo Pigliucci

Padre Pio: Scandals of a Saint

Joe Nickell

Religion on Politics on Science: The Rough Ride for Stem Cells Continues

Kenneth W. Krause

Seven Deadly Medical Hypotheses

Reynold Spector

Strange Problems in the Wegman Report

John R. Mashey

The Mysterious Morgellons Malady

Ben Radford

‘Unexplained’ Cases —Only If You Ignore All Explanations

Robert Sheaffer

Washington Rally to Restore Sanity a Plea for Reason

Benjamin Wolozin

Why the Bem Experiments Are Not Parapsychology’s Next Big Thing

Kendrick Frazier

Volume 35.1

January/February 2011

Defending Isagenix: A Case Study in Flawed Thinking

Harriet Hall

Magnetic Healing: An Old Scam That Never Dies

Steven Novella

‘Pop’ Culture: Patent Medicines Become Soda Drinks

Joe Nickell

The Aura: A Brief Review

Bridgette M. Perez

The Conspiracy Meme

Ted Goertzel

The Right Stuff

Steven Doloff

The Voynich Manuscript: The Book Nobody Can Read

Klaus Schmeh

Volume 34.6

November/December 2010

Frankenstein Was Not a Doctor

Ron Watkins

From the Edge of Postcards: The Wem Ghost Photo

Blake Smith

Ghost-Hunting Mistakes: Science and Pseudoscience in Ghost Investigations

Ben Radford

Hovering UFO Closes Chinese Airport

Robert Sheaffer

How to Make a Monster!

Massimo Polidoro

Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting

Ben Radford

MythBusters’s Adam Savage

Karen Stollznow

The Poor, Misunderstood Placebo

Steven Novella

The Storms over Climate Change

David Morrison

The True Cross: Chaucer, Calvin, and the Relic Mongers

Joe Nickell

Volume 34.5

September/October 2010

A Gifted Writer and a Book Worth Giving

Harriet Hall

A Martin Gardner Sampler

The Editors

A World Treasure

Kendrick Frazier

Illusionists at Work

Edzard Ernst

Martin Gardner’s Contributions to the World of Books

Paul Kurtz

Martin Gardner’s Notable Books

The Editors

Martin Gardner’s Presence

Joe Nickell

Martin Gardner: A Polymath to the Nth Power

Ray Hyman

Martin Gardner: A Tribute and Celebration

The Editors

Martin Gardner Has Left Us

James Randi

Nostradamus: A New Look at an Old Seer

Joe Nickell

Other Tributes to Martin Gardner

The Editors

Raising the Bar for Investigating Paranormal Claims

Robert Carroll

Should Chiropractors Treat Children?

Samuel Homola

Swedenborg and Dr. Oz

Martin Gardner

The Humble Demigod

Robert Sheaffer

The Martin Gardner Collection

The Editors

We Have Lost an Icon

James Alcock

Volume 34.4

July / August 2010

A Skeptic’s View of Pharmaceutical Progress

Reynold Spector

Fabricating Communication

Maarten Boudry, Roeland Termote, and Willem Betz

Oscar, the Death-Predicting Cat

Joe Nickell

Testing for X-Ray Vision

Massimo Polidoro

The Mysterious Invisible ‘Rods’

Ben Radford

The Real ‘Ghost Whisperer’

Joe Nickell

Thinking Critically about Computer Security Trade-offs

Adam Slagell

Volume 34.3

May / June 2010

Abductions and Hoaxes

Joe Nickell

Chasing the Ghost Bird

Ben Radford

Did a Cosmic Impact Kill the Mammoths?

David Morrison

How to Test a Miracle

Massimo Polidoro

Power Balance Technology

Harriet Hall

Review of “Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be” by Daniel Loxton

Ben Radford

The War of the Weasels

Dave Thomas

War of the Weasels

Dave Thomas

When Scientists Actually Change Their Minds

Mark Boslough