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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 →
May 11, 2014 07:45 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
Conspiracy promoters have harassed and hounded victims of tragedy, but when they spoke at a Sandy Hook board meeting, they met their match. Continue reading →
Could a mysterious creature captured in Texas be the legendary chupacabra?
Apr 4, 2014 01:49 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Viral videos of terrified bison running out of Yellowstone Park has many concerned about a volcanic eruption. Continue reading →
Mar 20, 2014 09:08 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
A ruthless Mexican drug cartel is accused of kidnapping children to harvest their organs. For real? Continue reading →
Dec 18, 2013 06:00 AM ET // Benjamin Radford
These seven popular stories and myths were busted in 2013, ranging from the scientific to the sublimely pseudoscientific.
Oct 11, 2013 07:04 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
A historian claims to have found evidence that the story of Jesus was a hoax based on a Roman emperor's biography. Continue reading →
Oct 2, 2013 10:50 PM ET // Benjamin Radford
Syria's foreign minister, in a speech to the United Nations, claimed that his government is battling cannibals. Continue reading →
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