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Sharon and Torkel discuss following recent news stories: The Thai cave rescue was a success for science and engineering. For more go to Polish police are searching for the answer to how a 5-meter long python snake skin ended up along a river in Poland. It sounds like Wessie A surprise was uncovered in Alexandria, Egypt - a large sarcophagus found still intact after 2000 years. Who's burial site was it? A Nigerian healer is killed testing his 'bullet-proof' charm. There's a new UFO movie on the way starring Gillian Anderson and featuring the Chicago O'Hare UFO report from 2006. We say it looks bad but check out the trailer and see what you think. Sharon tells how some paranormal documentarians wanted to capitalize on her science cred for their new project. What did she find out about their claims with just some basic research? To stop this proliferation of pseudoscience and creative editing to meet a specific agenda, please donate to the Science Friction project at Finally, the current skeptic community is broken, fractured from drama and scandals, missing a mission and purposeful goals, and out of touch with the 21st century. Meanwhile, an alternative Skeptic community exists on YouTube. Sharon describes reasons for and reactions to her writing on why she shed the "skeptic" label. Read the essay here:


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