Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens

by Matthew J. Sharps, Schuyler W. Liao, and Megan R. Herrera
Skeptical Inquirer · Article · Volume 38.6

Research on belief in the 2012 “apocalypse” demonstrates that specific psychological processes contributed directly to the maintenance of paranormal apocalyptic beliefs, even after the apocalypse did not occur.

Anti-Science Trends at Mid-Decade

Anti-Science Trends at Mid-Decade

by Stuart Vyse
Special Articles · Behavior & Belief
January 23, 2015

What successes and failures have we encountered in the decade since Controversial Therapies first came out? It seems to me that the results have been decidedly mixed.

Two decades of skepticism in Hungary: A personal view

Two decades of skepticism in Hungary: A personal view

by András G. Pintér
Special Articles
January 22, 2015

“Let me share a few thoughts on how we Hungarians are doing nowadays with our skeptical movement and what I see our greatest challenges to be.”

Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

Feeding the Mind—Challenging the Myths—Science Babe

by Kylie Sturgess
Special Articles · Curiouser and Curiouser
January 16, 2015

Yvette Guinevere has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in forensic science. She’s been a chemistry professor, explosives chemist, toxicology chemist, analytical chemist—and has recently taken up running the Science Babe site full time.

In the Media: 2014 Activities of Joe Nickell

In the Media: 2014 Activities of Joe Nickell

by Joe Nickell
Special Articles
January 12, 2015

In the middle of his fifth decade of investigating the world’s strangest mysteries, CSI’s Senior Research Fellow Joe Nickell continued to address paranormal, historical, and forensic mysteries—both in new investigations and media appearances.

The Kaspar Hauser Mystery

by Romeo Vitelli
Skeptical Briefs · Volume 24.2

On May 26, 1828 (Easter Monday), two men were talking together in the Unschlittplatz near Nuremberg’s New Gate when they were approached by a teenage boy. By all accounts, he was a fresh-complexioned boy of about seventeen years of age dressed like a peasant.