Blog Archives for May 2018

Why People Burn Themselves Alive: A Look at Immolation Suicides

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 14, 2018

The recent self-immolation suicide of a prominent lawyer raises questions about the motives for such acts. 

Prosecutors Win, Journalists Fail in Cosby Retrial

A Skeptic Reads the Newspaper with Benjamin Radford
May 04, 2018

In the wake of the guilty verdict for Bill Cosby on three counts of sexual assault last week, the news media predictably jumped on the story. One angle, however, was more opinion than fact.