The Gist

Psychic Spies and the CIA

Why the government spent millions researching remote viewing, but finally abandoned the project in the 1990s.

The story of former Pentagon scientists researching extrasensory perception, or ESP.

DoD photo by Master Sgt. Ken Hammond, U.S. Air Force. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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On The Gist, reporter Jim Popkin tells us about his Newsweek cover story, “Meet the Former Pentagon Scientist Who Says Psychics Can Help American Spies.” For the Spiel, advice for the 31 state governors who say they’ll not be taking in Syrian refugees.

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