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Volume 35.3

May/June 2011

Abductology Implodes

Robert Sheaffer

Anomaly Hunting

Benjamin Radford

A Skeptical Look at a Remarkable Case Report of ‘Overnight’ Amnesia

Harald Merckelbach, Thomas Merten, and Scott O. Lilienfeld

Denisovans and Human Hybrids in the Game-Changing Age of Paleogenetics

Kenneth W. Krause

Fresh Voice, Passionate Polemic

Ryan Seals

GHO$TLY ENDEAVOR: Ethical Issues Haunt Kentucky Press

Joe Nickell

I Was a Teenage Psychic

Massimo Polidoro

Pop Culture and Questionable Cases

Kendrick Frazier

Power Lines and Cancer, Distant Healing and Health Care: Magnetism Misrepresented and Misunderstood

Eugenie V. Mielczarek and Derek C. Araujo1

Slaying the Vampire: Solving the Chupacabra Mystery

Benjamin Radford

The Case of the Miracle Oil

Joe Nickell

The Memory of Water

Steven Novella

The Numerology of 23

Mark Benecke

The Problem with Neurosexism

Massimo Pigliucci

The Science of Unique Events

Massimo Pigliucci

Three Types of Evidence Lacking for Paranormal Claims

Jonathan C. Smith

Two Views of the War on Cancer

Harriet Hall

We Live in Perilous Times for Science

Elizabeth Loftus

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

Benjamin 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

Benjamin 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

Benjamin Radford

Hovering UFO Closes Chinese Airport

Robert Sheaffer

How to Make a Monster!

Massimo Polidoro

Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting

Benjamin 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’

Benjamin Radford

The Real ‘Ghost Whisperer’

Joe Nickell

Thinking Critically about Computer Security Trade-offs

Adam Slagell