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“Folklore and Superstition”

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 5, 2014 02:46 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Is karma responsible for the misfortunes of the famous and infamous? Many people think so -- here's a closer look. 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 8, 2014 08:56 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Drought-stricken farmers and others are turning to the mystical practice of water dowsing, and many are convinced it works. Here's why. Continue reading →
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 →
Jun 19, 2014 06:15 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A whole menagerie of animals are now predicting World Cup soccer matches... what gives? Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2014 09:16 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls have been arrested in the stabbing assault on another girl, allegedly to please a fictional urban legend character. Continue reading →
May 22, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
HAARP, a scientific research project claimed by conspiracy theorists to be a super-weapon, is closing. Continue reading →
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