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“controversy”

Sep 25, 2014 05:11 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A visitor to Seattle says a stranger attacked him with an AIDS-infected needle, but it may be an urban legend. Continue reading →
Sep 12, 2014 03:40 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A commission in Iceland has concluded that a legendary lake monster there exists; others aren't so sure. Continue reading →
Sep 9, 2014 01:37 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Each new Jack the Ripper suspect seems very convincing and compelling, until the next one comes along and seemingly closes the case. Continue reading →
Aug 22, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Reporter James Foley's beheading in the Middle East was part of a long tradition of sending a gruesome message. Continue reading →
Aug 1, 2014 05:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
As doctors work to stem an epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus, rumor and folklore help spread the disease. Continue reading →
Jul 16, 2014 09:31 AM ET
In the news has been the Supreme Court's ruling that, as regards closely held corporations, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. What does it all mean? Trace looks at the case.
Jul 16, 2014 09:41 AM ET
Trace examines the controversy in recent years surrounding Boy Scout troop leaders and includes a primer on the organization's founding and modern principles.
Jun 26, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
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