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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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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 →
Oct 15, 2014 01:53 PM ET
Scary, mysterious clowns have been spotted stalking two California towns. And it's not the first time. Continue reading →
Oct 11, 2014 08:15 AM ET
Seven people in East Africa were killed earlier this week after being accused of witchcraft. Continue reading →
Oct 10, 2014 07:00 AM ET
Any disease is scary, but why is Ebola especially terrifying? Here are some answers. Continue reading →
Oct 7, 2014 06:01 PM ET
Weight discrimination, while serious, is rarer than most people assume, new research suggests. Continue reading →
Oct 1, 2014 03:17 PM ET
A prank message claiming that salt water can prevent or sure Ebola has sickened many and led to deaths. Continue reading →
Sep 27, 2014 03:15 PM ET
A fuzzy, moving form caught on camera at a New Mexico police station has some suspecting ghosts -- but there are other explanations. Continue reading →
Sep 25, 2014 05:11 PM ET
A visitor to Seattle says a stranger attacked him with an AIDS-infected needle, but it may be an urban legend. Continue reading →
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