Lessons from a Middle School Bermuda Triangle Q&A

February 22, 2016

A Q&A session with a middle school class about the Bermuda Triangle offers an unexpected lesson.

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Feral Children in Fact and Fiction

February 10, 2016

Legends from around the world tell of children raised by wild animals including wolves, bears, and apes. 

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The Big Short: A Lesson in Financial Skepticism (film review)

January 15, 2016

The Academy Award-nominated film The Big Short is, at it heart, a tale about the importance of skepticism: demanding evidence, doing original research, and not just accepting what you’re told—even by “experts.” 

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Big Pharma Conspiracy Debunked

January 12, 2016

Does Big Pharma really prevent the publication of studies unfavorable to their popular drugs? A closer look.

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The Bad Santa: A Review of “Krampus”

December 23, 2015

The new film Krampus is a Christmas horror-comedy about a boy who accidentally summons Krampus, a hulking, horned, cloven-hoofed demon who terrorizes his family.

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Follow-up on a Ghost Investigation

December 14, 2015

I occasionally am contacted by people who have read my books and articles or seen me on TV and have follow-up questions. Here is a recent e-mail I got that touches on the practical aspects of ghost investigations. 

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A Question of Dragons

November 30, 2015

Among my myriad editorial, writing, investigative, and other duties I often get e-mails from the public asking me questions about "unexplained" subjects. Here's my response to a sixth-grader's question about dragons.

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A Question of Dragons

November 06, 2015

Among my myriad editorial, writing, investigative, and other duties I often get e-mails from the public asking me questions about "unexplained" subjects. Here's a question I got from a sixth grader about dragons.

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The Curious Case of Baby Lisa and the Psychic

October 29, 2015

In my over 15 years of investigations I've covered many dozens of claims of psychics and psychic detectives. Of those, about a half-dozen stand out as being particularly interesting or intriguing-not just yet another psychic making dubious claims, but some novel twist that at suggests a closer look is needed to understand what's going on. This is one of those cases.


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‘Bridge of Spies’ on Spying and Due Process

October 21, 2015

'Bridge of Spies' is an engaging political thriller with a real American hero--whether audiences recognize it or not.

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