June 02, 2016
This month's question: Is There a Right to Anonymity, or an Obligation to Preserve It?
May 27, 2016
I recently got an e-mail from a Skeptical Inquirer reader who wrote to complain about a short item I'd written on cell phone dangers.
May 18, 2016
A decade after I first interviewed feminist, education activist, and documentary subject Shelby Knox about her work I caught up with her for an update on her life and work.
May 12, 2016
Amy Schumer blames herself for inspiring a shooting at her film Trainwreck, but there's no reason she should.
May 03, 2016
Ben Radford and three invited guests (David Koepsell, Robert Blaskiewicz, and Celestia Ward) offer their takes on the topic: Does a 'national conversation' exist, and if so, what is its nature? First in a series.
April 29, 2016
I was recently contacted by a person who had seen an online video about patterns created by salt on a vibrating metal plate and asked my opinion about whether they could explain crop circles.
April 18, 2016
Should TV characters reflect the demographics of their audiences? A closer look at two reports on minority characters offers insight.
April 07, 2016
Too often we are embarrassed to admit that we don't understand what we are told. Asking for clarification not only helps both the speaker and listener communicate more effectively, but is also a powerful tool in skepticism and critical thinking.
March 16, 2016
One of 10 Cloverfield Lane's most effective themes is essentially a skeptical one: the uncertainty of knowledge.
February 22, 2016
A Q&A session with a middle school class about the Bermuda Triangle offers an unexpected lesson.
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