A sharp-eyed view of questionable claims

Evidence-based critique of news of the paranormal, pseudoscience,
health claims, and anomalies.

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Subjects covered include: alt med/anti-vax, cryptozoology, hauntings, paranormal, UFOs, psychics, superstition, Fortean topics, and money-making schemes, as well as questionable claims in the news media.

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