Why Parents Don’t Vaccinate Their Children—And What We Can Do

August 02, 2013

There are several reasons why some parents choose not to vaccinate their children, though most of them come down to misinformation from anti-vaccine advocates. With the recent addition of Jenny McCarthy to the popular ABC television show The View, many people are wondering what effect, if any, this will have on vaccination rates. However there are some strategies than can fight the misinformation.

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The New ‘Best Case’ For Psychics: Did ‘Intuitive Visions’ Locate Missing Boy?

July 14, 2013

The remarkable case of a missing California boy whose body was apparently located by a psychic is making headlines across the country as the 'best case' for psychics. But is it? 

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How I Covered the Bangladesh Toilet Ghost Hysteria Story

June 26, 2013

I'm sometimes asked how my articles and columns come about; here's one recent example, about a ghost-haunted toilet in a South Asian factory.

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Tracking the Chupacabra: The Wikipedia Page!

June 20, 2013

My book solving the chupacabra mystery now has its own Wikipedia page!

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Participating in a Brazilian Panel on Science Journalism and Skepticism

June 05, 2013

Last July I was invited to São Paulo, Brazil, to speak on a panel about skepticism and the state of science journalism sponsored by Folha do Sao Paulo, the city's largest newspaper.

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Infomercial King Kevin Trudeau Recycles ‘The Secret’

May 30, 2013

Kevin Trudeau, convicted felon and infomercial king, has made millions claiming to reveal important medical and dietary information kept secret by a conspiracy between the medical establishment and big drug companies. His most recent venture rips off the New Age best-seller The Secret.

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Love Labyrinths

May 22, 2013

A friend of mine is getting married next weekend and she wants to have the ceremony in a labyrinth. She asked me to write a short piece about a love labyrinth...

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My Prediction of the Cleveland Abduction Situation, and the Tragic Failure of Psychics

May 09, 2013

In 2009 I predicted the recent Cleveland abduction situation, or one very much like it. 

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Skeptical Commentary Following Tragedy: Exploitation or Education?

May 08, 2013

Recent tragedies such as the Boston marathon bombing and the horrific case of three women rescued in Cleveland brought skeptical commentary highlighting the failure of psychics. However some people feel that skeptics should not comment on such events because it smacks of exploitation.

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The Biography of America’s Lake Monster

April 25, 2013

A review of The Untold Story of Champ: A Social History of America's Loch Ness Monster, by Bob Bartholomew. 

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