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This ancient weapon of terror struck fear throughout the ancient world, and stokes a number of mysteries today.
Facilitated Communication Isn't Episode 831, May 10, 2022 This discredited technique deceives loved ones into believing non-communicative people are able to communicate just fine by hiring one of these facilitators.
The Mystical Death of Jack Parsons Episode 830, May 3, 2022 The complicated life of JPL's co-founder meant that his death was almost certain to be cloaked in conspiracy theories.
What ASMR Will Do for You Episode 829, April 26, 2022 What is the state of the science behind this online video genre that combines relaxation with chills and shivers?
Why You Don't Want a Flat-Faced Pet Episode 828, April 19, 2022 The science shows that dogs and cats bred to be flat-faced suffer from respiratory distress, but some argue otherwise.
How Psychic Readings Work Episode 825, March 29, 2022 Whether cold reading, warm reading, or hot, there are simple explanations for even the most impressive psychic performances.
Demystifying the Winchester Mystery House Episode 824, March 22, 2022 The unfortunate false narrative of the Winchester Mystery House obscures a wonderful story of one of California's great women pioneers.
Hunting the Elusive Rogue Wave Episode 823, March 15, 2022 Modern authors say that scientists didn't used to accept the idea of rogue waves. Is that true?
On Washboarded Roads Episode 822, March 8, 2022 The real cause of washboarding on dirt roads is very different from the traditionally believed reason.
Forensic (Pseudo) Science Episode 821, March 1, 2022 All those fancy-sounding forensic sciences you've come to trust might not be worth very much of your trust after all.