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!
A Canadian toddler has died from an infection that could have been easily treated. Continue reading →
Many companies offer programs to help keep your mind sharp -- but do they work?
An airline recently changed the flight number of plane that a psychic claimed was doomed -- here's why.
Dozens of eyewitnesses offered evidence about the death of Michael Brown, and much of it was confusing and contradictory. Here's why.
A young boy is claimed to have lived a past life as a Marine killed in combat, though psychology can likely explain this mystery.
News reports claim that a 'mother's intuition' helped rescue a Utah girl from an abductor, but a closer look raises questions. Continue reading →
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
Every month people choose to suddenly disappear and walk away from their lives. Here's a look at some reasons why. Continue reading →
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