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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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Nov 19, 2014 06:45 AM ET
A young boy is claimed to have lived a past life as a Marine killed in combat, though psychology can likely explain this mystery.
Nov 14, 2014 06:00 AM ET
News reports claim that a 'mother's intuition' helped rescue a Utah girl from an abductor, but a closer look raises questions. Continue reading →
Nov 12, 2014 04:00 PM ET
A Manhattan mother was found guilty in the death of her autistic son, who she killed because of a discredited communication technique. Continue reading →
Nov 5, 2014 01:44 PM ET
Every month people choose to suddenly disappear and walk away from their lives. Here's a look at some reasons why. Continue reading →
Nov 5, 2014 06:33 PM ET
Pope Francis disses creationism but embraces exorcism. Here's why. Continue reading →
Nov 1, 2014 10:00 AM ET
While Ebola is killing thousands in Africa and reaching the United States, many are joking about it. Why? Continue reading →
Oct 28, 2014 09:25 AM ET
Many popular books are claimed to have been written by the dead through psychics. Continue reading →
Oct 24, 2014 07:00 AM ET
Ouija, the mysterious oracle, has mystified many for decades, apparently contacting the dead. How does it work? Continue reading →
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