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Johrei: The next energy healing craze?

Science-Based Medicine - 3 hours 30 min ago
Johrei appears to be a flavor of reiki. Is it supported by better evidence? Of course not.
Categories: Science

John McCain Admitted He Was a ‘War Criminal’?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 11:00pm
Rumors that the Arizona senator admitted that he was a 'war criminal' and that was he pardoned by President Nixon for his crimes are not true.
Categories: Skepticism

Woman Confuses Spray Foam Insulation for Mousse?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 10:27pm
A photograph supposedly shows a woman who mistakenly used expanding foam insulation on her hair instead of hair mousse.
Categories: Skepticism

Moon Landing Urban Legends

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 9:50pm
A collection of urban legends about the 20 July 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.
Categories: Skepticism

Did a Woman Send a Message Saying That ‘Hispanics’ Are a ‘Nasty Race’?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 8:24pm
Paige Doyle reportedly sent the messages to a woman who was inquiring about an item she was giving away.
Categories: Skepticism

Did John McCain Tell a Constituent to ‘Move to Another State’ for Better Healthcare?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 6:41pm
Shortly after news broke that John McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer, a story surfaced about his previous stance on health coverage.
Categories: Skepticism

Is this a Scarecrow Made From a Human Corpse?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 4:57pm
A photograph purportedly showing a scarecrow made out of a human corpse is actually just a Halloween prop.
Categories: Skepticism

Is This an Actual Supercell?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 4:35pm
A video purporting to show a huge storm moving over a rural road was digitally manipulated — but from a real photograph.
Categories: Skepticism

O.J. Simpson Granted Parole After Nearly 9 Years in Prison

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 3:44pm
O.J. Simpson was granted parole on 20 July 2017 after more than eight years in prison for a conviction related to memorabilia he maintained was stolen.
Categories: Skepticism

Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 2:29pm
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was found dead on 20 July 2017, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed.
Categories: Skepticism

Prank News: What You Need to Know

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
A growing number of "prank" web sites allow users to create their own fake news stories -- here's how they work and how to spot them.
Categories: Skepticism

Did Hillary Clinton Side With Kremlin on Sanctions Due to a $500,000 Payment to Bill?

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 1:51pm
A Fox News story cites only a sentence from a staffer's leaked email as proof of Clinton's wrongdoing.
Categories: Skepticism

Truck Laden with Chocolate Goes Up in Flames on UK Highway

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 11:15am
Melted chocolate obstructed a road in Kent after a truck carrying Lion bars burst into flames on 20 July 2017.
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Alabama Man to Display Head of 820-pound Hog He Shot in His Yard

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 11:04am
Taxidermist Wade Seago says he has no regrets about shooting the animal.
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Damond Family Hires Attorney from Castile Case

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 10:56am
Justine Damond, a 40-year-old spiritual healer and bride-to-be, was shot in Minneapolis by one of the two officers responding to her 911 call.
Categories: Skepticism

OJ Simpson Making Case for His Freedom on Live TV

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 10:48am
O.J. Simpson is seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia.
Categories: Skepticism

Where to Watch O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 10:43am
O.J. Simpson faces a parole board hearing in Nevada on 20 July 2017.
Categories: Skepticism

16-year-old from Minnesota Finally Identified as Victim of John Wayne Gacy

Snopes - July 20, 2017 - 10:39am
Jimmy Haakenson is one of eight previously unidentified victims found under the serial killer's Chicago-area home in 1978.
Categories: Skepticism

Naturopathic conquest of New England nears completion

Science-Based Medicine - July 20, 2017 - 1:00am
Rhode Island is poised to become the latest state to succumb to the false notion that licensing naturopathic “doctors” will protect the public health and safety, making naturopathic conquest of New England complete.
Categories: Science

Doctors: Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor

Snopes - July 19, 2017 - 8:33pm
The senator was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer called glioblastoma after doctors removed a blood clot over his left eye.
Categories: Skepticism