Ethnography of the afterlife, skeptics issue UK psychics a scientific challenge, presentiment, premonitions and a heaping helping of NDE, in this edition of Psi-in-the-News:

Neuroscientist Eben Alexander’s new book, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, has drawn a lot of commentary in the mediasphere. Here is a round-up of some of the back and forth pro, con and undecided.

On the skeptical side:

On the more open side: 

Special thanks to Tom Ruffes, of the Society for Psychical Research, for the heads up on the FMRI ‘telepathy center’ study.