Science of the Occult

Halloween conjures visions of ghosts, hauntings and many unexplained phenomena that play on our worst fears

Are You Evil? Profiling That Which Is Truly Wicked

A cognitive scientist employs malevolent logic to define the dark side of the human psyche


Ghost Lusters: If You Want to See a Specter Badly Enough, Will You?

Researchers set up "haunted" room to prove an electromagnetic theory of ghost sightings


Factoring Fear: What Scares Us and Why

Scientists scan the brain in an attempt to explain the hows and whys of being afraid--very afraid


Cemetery Science: The Geology of Mausoleums

For Halloween, we take a tour of Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, N.Y., with geologist Sidney Horenstein and Woodlawn expert Susan Olsen, concentrating on the geology of the rock used in the memorials. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites related to this episode include;


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