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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Jul 7, 2015 02:47 PM ET
Anti-vaccination protests date back over 150 years, and are likely to remain with us. Here's why.
Jul 3, 2015 03:45 PM ET
Animals in a Chinese zoo are being monitored to see if they can predict earthquakes.
Jun 27, 2015 09:00 AM ET
A man recently claimed to find a rat in his fast-food chicken order; it really was chicken, but why did he think otherwise? Continue reading →
Jun 25, 2015 12:55 PM ET
A recently discovered face among rocks on a British Columbia island may be sculpted--or a product of the human mind. Continue reading →
Jun 22, 2015 03:19 PM ET
The search for two escaped prisoners has spawned many sightings--most of them false.
Jun 18, 2015 07:52 AM ET
The premise behind 'Jurassic World' dates back nearly a century -- to the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Jun 17, 2015 07:00 AM ET
The high incidence of childhood obesity is partly driven by the fact that many parents and kids don't realize how much they weigh.
Jun 14, 2015 08:55 AM ET
Human traffickers are using belief in magic to force women into prostitution. Continue reading →
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