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One Year Later: Colony Collapse Disorder

First, some background:Around this time last year, bees were all over the news. Apiarists, nature-lovers and scientists claimed that honeybees were dying out. Entire hives were collapsing, and no one was sure why. I took a look at this phenomenon --

Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.?

This week marks the 44th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. On April 4th, 1968, Wrong. Ray renounced his confession. In his new story he claimed that a man known only as 'Raoul' gave him the gun. He also claimed there was a cover ...

Although you'll usually hear this organization called the "Knights of Malta" in conspiracy circles, their full name is a mouthful: You can imagine how excited Matt and I were to cover this in our podcast. We weren't able to delve into the g ...

The Biggie Smalls Conspiracy

Here are the facts: During the wee hours of March 9th, 2007 1997, hip hop superstar Biggie Smalls (born Christopher Wallace) died of four gunshot wounds to the chest. His death may have been statistically unremarkable to some -- after all, thousands ...

Ok, ok: So my title is a little misleading. But, essentially, it's true. For years world-famous magician, escape artist and skeptic James Randi has offered a prize of Any takers? Randi has received more than 1,000 applications since he issued the cha ...

Earlier this week, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad spent 45 minutes addressing the country's Parliament. This was his first public speech regarding the protests in Syria, which have threatened to bloom into a bona fide revolution. In this speech, he ...

To say that a U.S. President's farewell address is important is, at the very least, an understatement. During their last opportunity to address the nation as its top elected official, outgoing presidents often recount the milestones of their time in ...

In But why? On numerous internet forums posters cite reports of Wheeler's conflict with a neighbor and his consultancy work with the Mitre Corporation as clues to his murder. Could his death be related to either of these situations?First, let's look ...

During the ongoing unrest in the Middle East, Internet activists played an enormous role in advocating for Tunisian and Egyptian protestors. When the Egyptian government This triggers two crucial questions: First, can any one government completely re ...

In the video below, renowned Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro takes a crack at debunking one of literature's most famous conspiracy theories. The idea that William Shakespeare didn't actually write any of his plays supposedly dates back to the 17If ...