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Vampire Facials

Vampire Facials


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
December 3, 2018

Human ingenuity is endless. People are always looking for the next secret that will improve their health and appearance.

CSICon 2018: Meet the First-Timers

CSICon 2018: Meet the First-Timers


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
November 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered why people attend CSICon, and what they thought of it? In this article, five first-time attendees give us some insight into those very questions.

An Artist with a Science-Based Mission

An Artist with a Science-Based Mission


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by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
November 16, 2018

Janyce Boynton is a Maine collage artist who sells her work through her website and at local shows.

Did a Psychic Uncover a Fifty-Seven-Year-Old Murder?

Did a Psychic Uncover a Fifty-Seven-Year-Old Murder?


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
November 15, 2018

According to the story, “bones found in a Long Island basement were discovered after a family consulted a psychic and paranormal investigators.

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 2)


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
November 12, 2018

In part 2 of this interview, we discuss the legacy of Perry DeAngelis, some Skeptics’ Guide segments including Jay’s all time favorite “Who’s That Noisy?”, and the Novella brothers’ science fiction review show Alpha Quadrant 6.

Is an Oregon Marijuana Shop Haunted? Not likely.

Is an Oregon Marijuana Shop Haunted? Not likely.


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
November 2, 2018

KGW8 in Oregon City reported on a spooky video from a local marijuana shop, Five Zero Trees.

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: A Book Review


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
November 2, 2018

For the two weeks I was listening to it during my daily commute, I couldn’t wait to get back in the car every weekday to pick up where I left off.

The Superstitions We Can’t Shake

The Superstitions We Can’t Shake


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by Russ Dobler
October 29, 2018

As skeptics, we know the logical fallacies and flaws in thinking that lead to superstitious belief, and we decry those faults when we see them in others.

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 1)

A Conversation with Skeptics’ Guide Rogue Jay Novella (Part 1)


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
October 26, 2018

Jay discussed the podcast and first SGU book.

App-aritions Are Still Causing Trouble

App-aritions Are Still Causing Trouble


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
October 25, 2018

There is an app for just about everything, including adding ghosts to your photographs.

Is That Science?

Is That Science?


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by Jamie Hale
The Wide World of Science
October 24, 2018

Promoters of pseudoscience often use technical words, so they sound smart or highly knowledgeable, even when the word usage is incorrect.

Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019

Get Thinking with Podcasts – Some to Check Out in 2018–2019


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
October 11, 2018

If you know anyone who loves podcasts, you’ll know they’re always keen to recommend what the next big thing will be

Skeptical Organization To Launch in Brazil

Skeptical Organization To Launch in Brazil


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by Natalia Pasternak Taschner & Carlos Orsi
Special Report
October 10, 2018

Alternative therapies in the Brazilian Unified Health System will be the first target of the new institute in defense of scientific evidence

A 500-Pound Amoeba: Psychiatry from the Inside

A 500-Pound Amoeba: Psychiatry from the Inside


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
October 5, 2018

Psychiatry is arguably the least science-based of all the medical specialties. There are no objective blood tests or imaging studies to diagnose mental illness, medications are often not very effective and have bad side effects, and it’s hard to do good controlled studies on talk therapies. No wonder people are skeptical.

Do 40 Percent of People Think Native Americans Don’t Exist?

Do 40 Percent of People Think Native Americans Don’t Exist?


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
October 3, 2018

Americans have misconceptions about a great many things and a demonstrable blindness to social problems facing Native Americans and others, but misinformation isn’t helpful.

Vampires at CSICON?

Vampires at CSICON?


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
October 3, 2018

An Interview with Deborah Hyde, Vampire Expert

What’s the Harm? Revisited

What’s the Harm? Revisited


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by Matt Crowley
Special Report
October 2, 2018

Skeptic Tim Farley has produced an excellent website called “What’s the Harm?,” which catalogs tangible negative consequences from belief in pseudoscience.

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga

Mom Guilt and the Glyphosate Saga


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
October 1, 2018

The active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate is the ubiquitous herbicide (and crop desiccant) mired in a weighty controversy.

What can we learn from Michael Marshall’s “Be Reasonable” Podcast?

What can we learn from Michael Marshall’s “Be Reasonable” Podcast?


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
September 28, 2018

Be Reasonable is a monthly podcast that Michael started in January 2013. It is a reasoned discussion with people who are outside what we would call the scientific world.

Consideraciones esenciales sobre la aromaterapia

Consideraciones esenciales sobre la aromaterapia


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by William M. London, translated by Alejandro Borgo
Consumer Health
September 24, 2018

La práctica que consiste en administrar aceites esenciales (o perfumados) derivados de las plantas, mediante la inhalación de vapores, o mediante la ingestión de una supuesta energía de curación, usualmente es conocida como aromaterapia.

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)

Challenging Claims of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
September 17, 2018

In May 2018, I spent the night at the White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, New Jersey.

I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!

I’m Keeping My Skeptic’s Card!


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
September 14, 2018

What was “The Well-Known Skeptic” supposed to do?

The ‘Secret Hand Signs’ Conspiracy

The ‘Secret Hand Signs’ Conspiracy


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
September 11, 2018

Things took a turn from the political to the surreal with conspiracy rumors that a lawyer sitting behind Brett Kavanaugh was caught on camera flashing a white nationalism sign with the fingers of one hand.

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins

Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
September 10, 2018

An Interview with Sonya Pemberton

‘Breakthrough Ghost Photography’ Falls Short of a Breakthrough

‘Breakthrough Ghost Photography’ Falls Short of a Breakthrough


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
September 10, 2018

Investigating alleged ghost photographs and offering rational explanations for them has been a focus of mine for well over a decade.

Colorpuncture

Colorpuncture


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
September 7, 2018

Colorpuncture applies various colors of light to acupoints with a small flashlight-like instrument with a colored quartz rod.

Carlos and Natália are coming to CSICon to meet YOU!

Carlos and Natália are coming to CSICon to meet YOU!


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 31, 2018

Introducing you to two of my newest acquaintances who will be attending CSICon from Brazil

Adam Does Not Ruin Everything—FACT!

Adam Does Not Ruin Everything—FACT!


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 29, 2018

Adam will be speaking at CSICon on Sunday, October 21, at 9 am.I’m sharing the brief conversation I had with him.

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 2)

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 2)


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
August 22, 2018

Here is part 2 of my conversation with Nygaard.

Fifty Books and Counting

Fifty Books and Counting


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 22, 2018

An Interview with Massimo Polidoro

King of Volunteers - A Interview with Scott Romanowski

King of Volunteers - A Interview with Scott Romanowski


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 21, 2018

A simple offer to help unpack books at a TAM conference long ago has led to a second career as conference volunteer coordinator for CSICon. Scott and Susan Gerbic reminisce about some of their favorite TAM and CSICon conference moments.

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 1)

Introducing Psychic-Busting Private Eye Bob Nygaard (Part 1)


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
August 15, 2018

Nygaard is a one-of-a-kind detective who specializes in bringing “psychic” con artists to justice.

NECSS 2018 Looks Ahead

NECSS 2018 Looks Ahead


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by Russ Dobler
Special Report
The Thoughtful Conduit
August 13, 2018

Despite returning to its regular home at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan, change was in the air for NECSS 2018.

Wellington Paranormal – Clueless in Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Wellington Paranormal – Clueless in Te Whanganui-a-Tara


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
August 13, 2018

Before I begin this review, a quick shout-out to the skeptic folk of New Zealand, who hosted a very fine (although a little shaky post-earthquake) conference in Wellington back in 2013.

Essential Considerations About Aromatherapy

Essential Considerations About Aromatherapy


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by William M. London
Consumer Health
August 9, 2018

The practice of administering plant-derived essential oils on the skin, via inhalation of vapors, or internally via ingestion for supposed healing power is commonly called aromatherapy.

Of Course, Qanon

Of Course, Qanon


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by Robert Blaskiewicz
The Conspiracy Guy
August 9, 2018

The Qanon conspiracy theory is both an old and new conspiracy theory.

Mitchell Lampert - A Interview with a Straw Vulcan

Mitchell Lampert - A Interview with a Straw Vulcan


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
August 8, 2018

Susan Gerbic Interviews CSICon and Halloween Enthusiast, Mitchell Lampert

Autism Wars: Science Strikes Back

Autism Wars: Science Strikes Back


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by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
August 7, 2018

Twenty years ago, it looked like facilitated communication (FC), a popular pseudoscientific treatment for autism, was dead.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Vaccination

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Vaccination


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
August 3, 2018

Today’s anti-vaccine arguments echo the same words that were used in 1887.

Testicles and Paying Attention

Testicles and Paying Attention


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
July 27, 2018

An Interview with Abby Hafer

Ghost Crashes? Nope.

Ghost Crashes? Nope.


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
July 25, 2018

The car crashes are typical of what can be viewed in hundreds (if not thousands) of videos on YouTube, collected from traffic cameras and dash cams from all over the world.

GOOP, Netflix and Motion Sickness

GOOP, Netflix and Motion Sickness


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
July 24, 2018

An Interview with Timothy Caulfield

A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp

A Report from the Inaugural NYC SpeedyCamp


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
July 20, 2018

On June 10, yours truly—someone who had never done a presentation anywhere as a skeptic with a capital “S”—was the very first speaker at the very first New York City Skeptics’ SpeedyCamp. So, of course I have absolutely no choice but to report on this event right here and now in my new column.

Critical Thinking in Modern Society

Critical Thinking in Modern Society


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by Jamie Hale
The Wide World of Science
July 19, 2018

Educators often pay lip service to the idea of teaching “critical thinking.” But, when asked to define critical thinking, answers are often weak and ambiguous.

A Closer Look

A Closer Look


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by Kenny Biddle
A Closer Look
July 18, 2018

The first major paranormal case I took a closer look at was a well-known haunted house called Whispers Estate, located in Mitchell, Indiana.

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part II]


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
July 17, 2018

The range of conditions classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is thought to affect 1-3% of the population.

On Countering Pseudoscience, Educating about Vaccinations, and Intereuropean science Communication

On Countering Pseudoscience, Educating about Vaccinations, and Intereuropean science Communication


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by Annika Merkelbach
Special Report
July 17, 2018

An Interview with Dr. Anna Zakrisson

‘The Las Vegas Timewarp’

‘The Las Vegas Timewarp’


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by Rob Lea
Special Report
July 13, 2018

An unexplained distortion of time and space—or catalogue of simple errors and a misunderstanding of how science works?

Busting the ‘Elvis Presley in Home Alone’ Movie Myth

Busting the ‘Elvis Presley in Home Alone’ Movie Myth


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by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
July 11, 2018

The film spawned several sequels as well as dozens of conspiracy theories.

Dr. Tarjany and the Moss Cancer Cure: A Conversation with Jonathan Jarry

Dr. Tarjany and the Moss Cancer Cure: A Conversation with Jonathan Jarry


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
July 11, 2018

Who would’ve thought after all this cancer research, moss was the answer!

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part I]

On Unsubstantiated Yet Prevalent Therapeutic Interventions for Autism [Part I]


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
July 9, 2018

The range of conditions classified as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is thought to affect 1-3% of the population.

Science: The Vast Enterprise

Science: The Vast Enterprise


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by Jamie Hale
The Wide World of Science
July 5, 2018

Science, although fallible, is the great reality detector.

Celebrating 500

Celebrating 500


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
July 2, 2018

An Interview with Richard Saunders of The Skeptic Zone

On Animals, Language, Koko, and Wish-fulfilment

On Animals, Language, Koko, and Wish-fulfilment


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
June 29, 2018

An Interview with Daniel Midgley

Catching up with the Indefatigable Kavin Senapathy

Catching up with the Indefatigable Kavin Senapathy


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
June 27, 2018

Susan Gerbic sits down with CSICon18 speaker Kavin Senapathy

Skepticism in Pharmacy

Skepticism in Pharmacy


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by Matt Crowley
Special Report
June 26, 2018

Skeptics are likely already familiar with homeopathic products being sold in pharmacies.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fear

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fear


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
June 25, 2018

The headlines say things like, “Best Non-Toxic Cookware Options: Don’t Let Your Cookware Kill You” and “Cookware is a scary toxic minefield.”

Your Screens Are a Public Health Problem

Your Screens Are a Public Health Problem


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by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
June 19, 2018

If you have been paying attention for the past couple of years, you are aware of two unfortunate trends.

An Interview with the “Numerical Hygiene” Guy

An Interview with the “Numerical Hygiene” Guy


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
June 18, 2018

CSICon Workshop Facilitator Bill London

In Defense of Debunkers

In Defense of Debunkers


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by Mick West
Practical Debunking
June 13, 2018

Words, especially those used as labels, are tricky things.

Homeopathy, Conspiracies & Glyphosate: The Recipe for SkepKon 2018

Homeopathy, Conspiracies & Glyphosate: The Recipe for SkepKon 2018


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
June 12, 2018

Susan interviews Annika Merkelbach about this year’s SkepKon

Pink Slime and the Failure of Skepticism

Pink Slime and the Failure of Skepticism


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
June 11, 2018

Skeptics typically work hard to reassure the public that their fears of many things are exaggerated or outright fabricated.

Putting Fact over Fiction – Campaign By Australia’s Choice on Alternative Medicine

Putting Fact over Fiction – Campaign By Australia’s Choice on Alternative Medicine


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
June 7, 2018

Hundreds of bizarre health claims such as “tonifies kidney essence” and “opens body orifices” could appear on complementary medicine labels under new laws being pushed by the Australian federal government.

On Tapeworms and Laughter

On Tapeworms and Laughter


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 31, 2018

A Conversation with Carl Zimmer

On Bigfoot and Huevos Rancheros

On Bigfoot and Huevos Rancheros


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 30, 2018

A conversation with Craig Foster

Guerrilla Skeptics: A Pathway to Skeptical Activism

Guerrilla Skeptics: A Pathway to Skeptical Activism


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by Rob Palmer
The Well-Known Skeptic
May 25, 2018

I was lucky that I eventually stumbled upon a copy of Skeptical Inquirer in my school’s library, and it was that event that put me on the path to rationality.

An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Troy Campbell

An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Troy Campbell


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 24, 2018

Troy Campbell is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Oregon, a design psychologist, and a former Disney Imagineer.

Editing Backwards - GSoW and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine

Editing Backwards - GSoW and Skeptical Inquirer Magazine


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 22, 2018

Many years ago, before the internet was even a glimmer in the eye of Al Gore, I found a copy of Skeptical Inquirer Magazine.

Demon House Deconstructed

Demon House Deconstructed


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by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
May 21, 2018

Demon House is a documentary by Zak Bagans, best known for his Travel Channel series Ghost Adventures.

GSoW in the Land of Enchantment

GSoW in the Land of Enchantment


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
May 21, 2018

The Susan Gerbic tour continues in New Mexico

Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology?

Why Are Millennials Turning to Astrology?


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by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
May 18, 2018

One of the most noteworthy aspects of belief in astrology is that it is more often embraced by liberals, which places it in the company of the anti-GMO and anti-vaccination movements (Vyse 2015).

Did Salt Water Supplement Regenerate Baby’s Heart Valve?

Did Salt Water Supplement Regenerate Baby’s Heart Valve?


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
May 17, 2018

If a missing part of the heart was actually regenerated by ASEA, it would have been trumpeted in the headlines and someone would be in line for a Nobel Prize. 

The Challenge of Belief

The Challenge of Belief


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 16, 2018

An Interview with James Alcock for CSICon 2018

Stalin, Mengele y el platillo volante de Roswell

Stalin, Mengele y el platillo volante de Roswell


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by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
May 11, 2018

La periodista Annie Jacobsen propone en un libro sobre el Área 51 una nueva descabellada versión del más famoso caso de ovni estrellado

Bigfoot Sighting in New Jersey? Maybe Not…

Bigfoot Sighting in New Jersey? Maybe Not…


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by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
May 9, 2018

“Whatever this was had, literally, leaped across the entire road. It was about six feet tall. Like a light-colored hair, like a deer, but I’m like it certainly wasn’t a deer because it had its legs splayed and it almost looked like a ballerina leaping across the road.”

On Dogs and Conspiracy Theories

On Dogs and Conspiracy Theories


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 8, 2018

A Conversation with Joseph Uscinski

Did a New Study Find That Men Think They’re Smarter Than Women? Debunking Sexism Clickbait

Did a New Study Find That Men Think They’re Smarter Than Women? Debunking Sexism Clickbait


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
May 7, 2018

You may have seen headlines about a recent study at Arizona State University that found, among other things, that college men think they’re smarter than women.

Riddle Me Biddle

Riddle Me Biddle


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
May 3, 2018

An Interview with CSICon 2018 Speaker Kenny Biddle

Mr. Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder — An Interview with Author Alom Shaha

Mr. Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder — An Interview with Author Alom Shaha


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
May 2, 2018

Shaha was born in Bangladesh but grew up in London; as a parent, teacher, science writer, and filmmaker, he has spent most of his professional life trying to share his passion for science and education with the public.

2017 O4SR Scholarship Winners for CSICon

2017 O4SR Scholarship Winners for CSICon


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
April 25, 2018

One of the joys of attending skeptic conferences such as CSICon is introducing new people to the community and seeing them spark when they meet more people and then become more involved in the getting work done.

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?

Ghostly ‘Black Monk’ or Random Tourist?


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by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
April 24, 2018

Several British tabloids and paranormal-themed websites have reported that a ghostly black monk has appeared in a photograph taken by Jon Wickes during a visit to Eynsford Castle in Kent.

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018

Registration is NOW OPEN for SkeptiCalCon in Berkeley on June 10, 2018


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by The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
Special Report
April 23, 2018

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!

Nancy Grace Should be Ashamed of Herself!


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 20, 2018

Why should we care, she is just another celebrity known for hyping other celebrities right? Wrong.

Photos for Wikipedia

Photos for Wikipedia


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 19, 2018

When I travel I look for forgotten museums and historical sites. I quickly look to see if there might be a Wikipedia page that photo can go on and snap away. Upload the image and then give it to a new person to add to the Wikipedia page. It is very rewarding.

Train Track Therapy

Train Track Therapy


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
April 18, 2018

People in Indonesia lie down on the tracks with their head on one rail and their legs on another. When a train comes, they get up and move away; after it passes, they lie down again.

Lotus Birth

Lotus Birth


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by Kavin Senapathy
Woo Watch
April 13, 2018

Those engaging in lotus birth often keep the placenta in a pouch or a bowl to dry, with salt and optional dried herbs and essentials oils to aid in the drying process and to mask the odor of the decomposing placenta.

Light Bulb Luminosity Demonstration

Light Bulb Luminosity Demonstration


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by The Independent Investigations Group
Special Report
April 11, 2018

A claim against the paranormal through controlled tests

Colorado Dreaming

Colorado Dreaming


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
April 11, 2018

A recap of the 2018 Fort Collins Skepticamp

Beyond the Echo Chamber:  Skeptical Outreach through Pop Culture

Beyond the Echo Chamber:  Skeptical Outreach through Pop Culture


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by Russ Dobler
April 4, 2018

So many people do so much great work researching, investigating, and compiling the best evidence for or against an unlikely claim—and yet it rarely reaches the people it really needs to.

How Not to Combat Obesity

How Not to Combat Obesity


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by Stuart Vyse
Behavior & Belief
April 3, 2018

If you are a consumer who wants to learn about healthy eating, you will find less and less of the information you need at the USDA.

Why ‘They’ Aren’t Calling It ‘Terrorism’: A Primer

Why ‘They’ Aren’t Calling It ‘Terrorism’: A Primer


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
April 2, 2018

The issue is not terribly complicated, but it is nuanced and often counter-intuitive.

CSICon Sunday Papers 2017

CSICon Sunday Papers 2017


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by Susan Gerbic
CSICon
March 29, 2018

One of best parts of our community is the short lectures told by people who generally aren’t known as main speakers.

Book about Quackery Is a Hoot!

Book about Quackery Is a Hoot!


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by Harriet Hall
SkepDoc's Corner
March 27, 2018

In addition to colorfully describing quackeries I was already aware of, the book covers many that were new, along with providing obscure facts and tidbits about celebrities.

Ten Tricks of the Psychics I Bet You Didn’t Know (You Won’t Believe #6!)

Ten Tricks of the Psychics I Bet You Didn’t Know (You Won’t Believe #6!)


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 23, 2018

Psychics are out to fool you. Yep, and they are good at it too.

MCS SkeptiCamp: Bringing Skepticism to the People

MCS SkeptiCamp: Bringing Skepticism to the People


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by Susan Gerbic
Guerrilla Skepticism
March 20, 2018

Susan Gerbic’s local group, Monterey County Skeptics (MCS), has just completed its fourth SkeptiCamp, held January 6, 2018 in Seaside, California.

The Blackwell Ghost

The Blackwell Ghost


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by Kenny Biddle
Special Report
March 19, 2018

Kenny Biddle debunks this “work of fiction” as seen on Amazon Prime.

Canarias, ¿tierra de ovnis?

Canarias, ¿tierra de ovnis?


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by Luis Alfonso Gámez
¡Paparruchas!
March 14, 2018

Un libro desmonta las fantasías de los ufólogos que durante décadas han presentado el archipiélago como un puesto avanzado de los extraterrestres

Talking about The Woman Who Fooled the World: A Conversation with Nick Toscano

Talking about The Woman Who Fooled the World: A Conversation with Nick Toscano


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by Kylie Sturgess
Curiouser and Curiouser
March 13, 2018

Belle Gibson convinced the world she had healed herself from terminal brain cancer with a healthy diet. She built a global business based upon her claims. There was just one problem: she’d never had cancer.

Reflections on Shermer’s Heavens on Earth

Reflections on Shermer’s Heavens on Earth


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by Felipe Nogueira
March 12, 2018

Michael Shermer’s book, Heavens on Earth, details how the awareness of our mortality and failings has led to beliefs in heaven and hell, in afterlives and resurrections both spiritual and physical, in utopias and dystopias, in progress and decline, and in the perfectibility and fallibility of human nature.

Numb and Normal: Phantom Fears of an Indifferent America

Numb and Normal: Phantom Fears of an Indifferent America


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by Benjamin Radford
Special Report
March 8, 2018

The reaction to the latest school shooting in Florida suggests that Americans are anything but numb or indifferent to the violence.