Talking Lake Monsters for Canadian TV in the New Mexican Desert

November 25, 2011

New Mexico's Rio Grande river looks nothing like British Columbia's Lake Okanagan, but it was close enough for TV when I was interviewed on November 14 for a Canadian science show called Daily Planet.

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U.K. Ghost Group Concerned About Fake Ghost Photos

November 15, 2011

A U.K.-based paranormal research group is worried about the rise in faked ghost photos created by smartphone apps. 

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Heeding (Or Ignoring) Skeptical Investigation

October 22, 2011

One of the interesting things in skeptical research to see is how (or whether) skeptical investigations make it into the mainstream literature. After all, it's all well and good for skeptics to know that a case has been solved, but the real benefit is when the greater public realizes it. 

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World To End—Again

October 18, 2011

It's almost that time again. No, I don't mean fall, or Halloween, nor (shudder) the holiday season.

No, it's time for another doomsday.

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The Journal of Folklore Research Reviews ‘Tracking the Chupacabra’

October 06, 2011

The Journal of Folklore Research, a peer-reviewed publication of the Folklore Institute at Indiana University, reviewed my recent book Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore. 

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Reaction to Faster Than Light Claims Expose Anti-Skeptic Myth

September 23, 2011

 The scientists and researchers who are skeptical of the new faster than light claims are not skeptical because accepting that Einstein was wrong about something would lead to a nervous breakdown, or that their whole worldview would crumble beneath them, or that they would have to accept that science doesn't know everything. The reason scientists are skeptical is because the new study contradicts all previous experiments. 

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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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