Skeptic Daniel Loxton’s Evolution Book Wins Canadian Award

September 17, 2011

 "Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be," by Junior Skeptic editor Daniel Loxton, won the 2010 Lane Anderson Award in the young reader category for a book published in the field of science and written by a Canadian.

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“Contagion” Film Review—Now With 20% More Anti-Vaxx Conspiracy!

September 08, 2011

The new thriller Contagion has an ensemble cast, including Jude Law as a conspiracy theorist anti-vaccination blogger. 

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JREF $1 Million Challenge Delights and Amuses Psychic Carla Baron

August 29, 2011

Carla Baron, who claims to have psychic powers, is not interested in getting James Randi's $1 million prize for proving her abilities, but she does find it "endlessly amusing."

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False Rape Claim Sinks Real Rape Case

August 24, 2011

Rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn were dropped yesterday; the wealthy French banker had been accused of raping a housekeeper, Nafissatou Diallo, in an upscale Manhattan hotel in May. The accused didn't even have to defend himself in this case; instead the accuser's lies caused her case to implode.

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Fright Night: The Vampire Genre That Won’t Die

August 13, 2011

A remake of the cult classic vampire film Fright Night comes to theaters. 

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Amy Winehouse Finally in Rehab

July 29, 2011

Amy Winehouse, the London singer who died last week and famously sang that she wouldn't go to rehab, is finally in rehab. It's too late for Winehouse, of course, but her image has been in rehabilitation mode since news broke of her death. 

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UFOs Videotaped Over London?

July 04, 2011

I recently provided an analysis of a UFO video that was allegedly shot in London, England. The piece appeared on CBS News, Fox News, Yahoo News, The Free Republic, and elsewhere. Reactions to my UFO video analysis were interesting: Many people thought I was obviously wrong; some thought I was obviously right, and a small handful gave compliments. Such is the life of a professional science-based investigator. 

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Carla Baron Complains About Fake Psychics

June 11, 2011

A high-profile psychic failure last week has many psychics, including Carla Baron, complaining about the damage done by 'fake' psychics. Baron is also concerned that America is in the midst of a modern Salem Witch Trial. 

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Urban Legend Come Alive: Mom Cooks Baby in Oven

May 19, 2011

Baby in Oven Urban Legend Comes True- Kind Of

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Weird Bogus UFO Videos—and Their Defenders

May 10, 2011

A curious exchange with a UFO believer who didn't like my skeptical analysis.

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