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Syfy’s New Reality Series ‘Paranormal Witness’ Scares Up 1.26 Million Total Viewers

Syfy’s New Reality Series ‘Paranormal Witness’ Scares Up 1.26 Million Total Viewers During Wednesday, September 7 Debut – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers. Syfy’s new reality series Paranormal Witness uncovered 1.26 million total viewers, 716,000 Adults 18-49 and 726,000 Adults 25-54, while averaging a 1.0 HH rating during its debut on Wednesday, September 7 from 10-11PM (ET/PT).

Jose Alvarez of “Carlos” fame accused of ID theft

Celebrated Plantation artist Jose Alvarez accused of ID theft – Sun Sentinel. Alvarez first began performing to international audiences in the late 1980s as “Carlos,” channeling the spirit of an ancient seer in contact with other worlds. It was an elaborate hoax carried out as performance art. Alvarez’s transformation into “Carlos” was part of [James]…

“Acne Cure” Mobile App Marketers Will Drop Baseless Claims Under FTC Settlements

“Acne Cure” Mobile App Marketers Will Drop Baseless Claims Under FTC Settlements. Marketers who advertised that their smartphone applications could treat acne have agreed to stop making baseless claims in order to settle FTC charges. The mobile applications, commonly referred to as “apps,” were sold in Apple’s iTunes Store and Google’s Android Marketplace. The settlements…

Skeptical Science Wins Award for Demolishing (Climate) Denier Myths

Skeptical Science Wins Award for Demolishing Denier Myths | ThinkProgress. John Cook, founder of the blog Skeptical Science, has won the New South Wales Government Eureka Prize for Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge.  It is “awarded to an Australian individual, group or organisation for communication that motivates action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”