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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Apr 26, 2016 02:52 PM ET
A woman was killed while seeking a legendary monster in Kentucky, revealing the dangers of legend-tripping. Continue reading →
Apr 19, 2016 07:53 AM ET
A strange image was photographed in a supposedly haunted hotel: ghost or glitch?
Apr 13, 2016 08:00 AM ET
Sales of sugary sodas have been dropping for 30 years, yet more Americans are overweight than ever. Why? Continue reading →
Apr 7, 2016 08:35 AM ET
A strange creature is said to have been filmed in the Thames river. Continue reading →
Apr 6, 2016 05:43 PM ET
A newly-named law school changed its name to avoid an embarrassing acronym, only one of many organization to do so. Continue reading →
Mar 29, 2016 07:00 AM ET
Why would thieves have stolen Shakespeare's skull? Back in the day, grave robbing was big business.
Mar 18, 2016 08:00 AM ET
Half of measles cases since 2000 occurred in patients who refused vaccines. Continue reading →
Mar 10, 2016 12:52 PM ET
A Canadian couple is charged with failing to provide medical care to their sick child in favor of unproven home remedies. Continue reading →
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