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In the Media: 2013 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2013 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
January 15, 2014

As CSI’s Senior Research Fellow Joe Nickell continued his work—now in the middle of his fifth decade—of investigating the world’s paranormal, historical, and forensic mysteries.

CFI-Argentina 2013 Report

CFI-Argentina 2013 Report

by Alejandro Borgo
January 13, 2014

A course on critical thinking, lecture at ARTECH, article in Newsweek Argentina, and more.

Burzynski Clinic: A Scientifical Year Of Fail

Burzynski Clinic: A Scientifical Year Of Fail

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
January 10, 2014

Looking back on 2013, what was the most flawed sciencey story of the year? I pick antineoplastons—touted as a miracle cancer cure with little to no proof.

Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

Mythbusting Monsters – Abominable Science With Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
January 2, 2014

With years of experience in investigating paranormal claims and teaching critical thinking, the combined powers of Daniel Loxton and Donald Prothero present the arguments for and against the existence of the most famous (and debated) monsters in history.

Be Happy if You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part Two)

Be Happy if You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part Two)

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
December 13, 2013

The Raëlian Happiness Academy was the culmination of our five months undercover with the UFO-believing group. During those five months, we spent many hours in one Raëlian sister’s apartment, cross-legged and staring sublimely into one another’s eyes.

The Exciting And Ever Ongoing Scientific Story Of The Infinite Cosmic Genome App

The Exciting And Ever Ongoing Scientific Story Of The Infinite Cosmic Genome App

by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
December 3, 2013

When it comes to curiosity, The Incomplete Map of the Cosmic Genome is here to help—as a different kind of guide to modern thoughts on why we are as we are and why the Universe is as it is.

Rest in Peace, Sylvia

by Bryan Farha
Online Extras
November 25, 2013

One of the world’s most popular alleged psychics and spiritual mediums in history, Sylvia Browne, died on November 20, 2013 at age 77 (although she predicted on CNN that she would live to age 88).

Bigfoot Files: Science, Skepticism and the True Believers

Bigfoot Files: Science, Skepticism and the True Believers

by Sharon Hill
Sounds Sciencey
November 22, 2013

There is a small, elite group of skeptics who know their Bigfootery. That’s right, the Bigfoot skeptics.

Be Happy If You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part One)

Be Happy If You Want To: How I Became a Raëlian (Part One)

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
November 8, 2013

Ross and I scurry into the Raëlian Happiness Academy four days late. The whole thing is supposed to last six days, but we will only be there two. They are the most important two—the final meditations and the baptism, which occurs on the last day.

Another Tower Fell: My Months with the 9/11 Truthers

Another Tower Fell: My Months with the 9/11 Truthers

by Carrie Poppy
Poppycock
November 1, 2013

Here in Los Angeles, there are two prominent Truther groups seemingly in competition. We have been attending the biggest and most active one. About twenty-five people attend each meeting. Each one is four to five hours long and mostly consists of Abel showing us YouTube videos and steamrolling conversations.

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