Did the 'War of the Worlds' Radio Broadcast Really Cause Mass Panic?

Tonight, PBS airs a documentary about Orson Welles' infamous 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast and the resulting hysteria that swept America. The only problem? Many scholars contend that the program didn't actually cause mass panic at all. » 10/29/13 2:00pm 10/29/13 2:00pm

10 Health Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science

Everything makes you fat! Gluten-free food is the key to eternal youth! You need to poop ten times a day or you’ll die! You’ll find tons of equally ridiculous health claims around the internet, and you’ll actually believe some of them. Today we’re taking a look at 10 common myths and uncovering the truth. » 10/14/13 2:52pm 10/14/13 2:52pm

5 Common Myths About Hurricane Preparedness (And Why They're Bogus)

Hurricane Sandy is coming quick, and you want to be ready. You've got all your gear, and now it's time to batten down the hatches. But before you do that, there are five common hurricane myths you should know about. » 10/29/12 10:33am 10/29/12 10:33am

Booze Legends: Debunking the Myths Every Drinker Believes

The world is rife with alcoholic lore. That's lore regarding alcohol, not told by alcoholics. Well, there's plenty of both. But what about all those rules we learned in college? Beer before liquor, never been sicker. More bubbles, more buzz. Different kinds of drinks get you different kinds of drunk. In vino, veritas.… » 3/23/12 5:15pm 3/23/12 5:15pm