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Did Elves Delay Road Construction in Iceland?

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.3, May/June 2014

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The Mystery of the Texas Chupacabra

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.2, March/April 2014

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BMI Skeptics

by Ben Radford
Volume 38.1, January/February 2014

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Paranormal Qualifications

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.6, November/December 2013

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Did Psychic Visions Locate Missing California Boy?

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.5, September/October 2013

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Psychic Failure and the Boston Marathon Bombing

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.4, July/August 2013

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Sandy Hook School Shooting: The Adam Lanza Death Certificate Conspiracy

Sandy Hook School Shooting: The Adam Lanza Death Certificate Conspiracy

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.3, May/June 2013

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"Is there any chance you could put my mind at ease and explain why the Social Security Death Index would list [Sandy Hook shooter] Adam Lanza as having died on December 13, 2012, the day before the Sandy Hook shooting?"

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Lessons from a Denver Fly

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.2, March/April 2013

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The Mysterious Bee Deaths

by Ben Radford
Volume 37.1, January/February 2013

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Mystery Solved—According to Whom?

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.6, November/December 2012

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Tracking the Chupachameleon: Chupacabra Iconography

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.5, September/October 2012

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Diving HeadOn into Pseudoscience

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.4, July/August 2012

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Dealing with Believers During Skeptical Investigation

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.3, May/June 2012

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Do Einstein’s Laws Endorse Ghosts?

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.2, March/April 2012

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The Bell Witch Mystery

by Ben Radford
Volume 36.1, January/February 2012

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Kinoki Drains Wallet, Not Toxins

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.6, November/December 2011

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Dowsing: Dubious, Discredited, and Dangerous

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.5, September/October 2011

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Is There a 100C Grain of Truth to Homeopathy?

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.4, July/August 2011

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Anomaly Hunting

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.3, May/June 2011

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The Mysterious Morgellons Malady

by Ben Radford
Volume 35.2, March/April 2011

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Most doctors believe that Morgellons is a type of psychiatric disorder called delusional parasitosis, in which patients come to believe ...

Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.6, November/December 2010

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More often than not, infrared cameras create false-positive readings that amateur ghost hunters mistake for ghostly activity.

The Mysterious Invisible ‘Rods’

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.4, July / August 2010

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Q: I’ve been told there are small creatures called rods—which are shaped like, well, rods—that fly so fast they’re invisible. Is there any truth to this?

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BodyTalk: Boon or Bogus?

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.2, March / April 2010

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Q: I work for a national corporation and recently noticed pamphlets advertising "BodyTalk" therapy distributed around the workplace. Now a BodyTalk...

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Hyperbaric Therapy for Autism: Airy Promises

by Ben Radford
Volume 34.1, January / February 2010

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With the recent news that autism cases are on the rise, I'm sure the number of dubious "treatments" are increasing as well...

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The Myth of the Walking Tree

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.6, November / December 2009

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While on a tour of the rainforest during a recent vacation, our guide showed us a tree with a very unusual root system.

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Exercising the Brain Gym

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.5, September / October 2009

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What can you tell me about the Brain Gym? It seems to make all sorts of amazing claims and is apparently very popular...

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The Deadwood Ghost Photo

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.4, July / August 2009

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"My brother and I stayed at the historic Franklin Hotel in Deadwood, South Dakota. I'm not a big believer in the paranormal..."

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The Pseudoscience of Personalysis

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.3, May / June 2009

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"Look, that green rectangle represents my motivation to control things!"

Curious Contrails: Death from the Sky?

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.2, March / April 2009

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Is someone or something criss-crossing our skies with poisonous vapor trails that fall to Earth?

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XanGo Juice: Miracle or Myth?

by Ben Radford
Volume 33.1, January / February 2009

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"It costs $40 a bottle, and according to several anecdotes I've heard, cures just about any disease."

Secrets of Spectacularly Skewered Skin

Secrets of Spectacularly Skewered Skin

by Ben Radford
Volume 32.6, November / December 2008

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What explains the ability of some people to insert sharp spikes into their skin without bleeding or pain?

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The Sweet Spirit Sounds of Rosemary Brown

by Ben Radford
Volume 32.5, September / October 2008

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Whatever happened to Rosemary Brown, who claimed to take down dictation from Liszt, Schubert, and other dead composers?

The Mysterious Phoenix Lights

by Ben Radford
Volume 32.4, July / August 2008

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In April 2008, residents of Phoenix called police and local news media to report four bright, red lights hovering over the city.

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Bark at the Moon

by Ben Radford
Volume 32.2, March / April 2008

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"My local newspaper runs a weekly column about planting flower and vegetable gardens by the phases of the moon and the signs..."

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The Science of Chemistry

by Ben Radford
Volume 32.1, January / February 2008

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I have an inquiry about Internet dating and relationship Web sites. At least one claims in its advertising to use science to...

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A Time to Die

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.6, November / December 2007

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On the Montel Williams show, Sylvia Browne recently stated that most people die within three months of...

The (Non)Mysterious Orbs

The (Non)Mysterious Orbs

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.5, September / October 2007

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People keep showing me pictures that have "orbs" in them. They usually look like round spots of light.

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Might Fright Cause White?

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.4, July / August 2007

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Can hair turn white overnight, from stress or from fright?

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Measuring Near-Death Experience

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.3, May / June 2007

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While researching near-death experience, I came across a so-called Greyson Scale, which is claimed to be...

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Male Pregnancy

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.2, March / April 2007

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"I came across a news story and Web site about a pregnant man. Can this be true?"

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Soul Scales

by Ben Radford
Volume 31.1, January / February 2007

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"Have you heard about the claim that a person's sol can be weighed?"

Searching to Noah Vale

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.6, November / December 2006

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In this world there are things that seem on the verge of being discovered every so often, yet never quite materialize.

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Go, Go, Ghost Gadgets

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

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"On the Sci-Fi Channel show Ghost Hunters, these guys run around with thermal imaging cameras, EMF detectors...

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Please Pass the Globster

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.4, July / August 2006

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"What is a globster and where can I find one?"

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Mysteries of the Coral Castle

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.3, May / June 2006

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"Edward Leedskalnin cut, quarried, and raised a castle consisting of over 1,000 tons of coral rock."

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‘Natural’ Childbirth

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.2, March / April 2006

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What's behind the current anti-science move toward the "natural" birth process?

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Geller Revisited

by Ben Radford
Volume 30.1, January / February 2006

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What's that fellow Uri Geller up to these days? I've heard nothing about him for years.

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New-Agey Feldenkrais

by Ben Radford
Volume 29.6, November / December 2005

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My sister-in-law is a Feldenkrais practitioner. She always wants to give us treatments. What is this?

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Isaac Newton, Astrologer?

by Ben Radford
Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

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Are astrologers correct in saying that Isaac Newton believed in, and practiced, astrology?

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Seeking a Sixth Sense

by Ben Radford
Volume 29.4, July / August 2005

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Following the December 26, 2004, Asian tsunami, many media reports said that animals and aboriginal tribesmen somehow sensed...