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My background is in journalism and investigation, often trying to understand why people believe things for which there is little or no evidence. My specialty is applying critical thinking and scientific methodologies to unusual claims. I also -- oops, gotta go: I found an error on the Internet!

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Mar 20, 2015 11:29 AM ET
Attorneys General from several states have launched a crackdown on unregulated herbal supplements.
Mar 12, 2015 06:32 PM ET
Rescuers who saved a 'miracle baby' claim they heard a mysterious voice from the accident. Continue reading →
Mar 12, 2015 12:53 PM ET
A Connecticut teenager forced by the Supreme Court to accept cancer treatments is in remission. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2015 08:54 AM ET
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently reminded his audience about the importance of vaccination. Continue reading →
Mar 2, 2015 05:30 PM ET
An albino toddler was abducted and butchered for his body parts in Africa for use in magic spells, possibly on behalf of politicians. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2015 07:00 AM ET
An innovative British effort to stem sex trafficking in Africa uses belief in magic and witchcraft to help victims. Continue reading →
Feb 15, 2015 10:00 AM ET
One of Canada's most prestigious newspapers published a story warning of the dangers of HPV vaccines, and doctors weren't happy. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2015 03:26 PM ET
NBC News anchor Brian Williams has apologized for telling a story that wasn't true. But psychologists have suggested it may not be a lie.
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