Levitation Claims: An Interview with Michael Grosso

June 29, 2016

Can people levitate? Michael Grosso, author of The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation, thinks so. I'm... skeptical. 

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A Skeptical Look at “The Conjuring 2”

June 21, 2016

A skeptical look at the new horror film "The Conjuring 2," ripped from the "real life" case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.

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Unco Junto: Is There a Right to Anonymity, or an Obligation to Preserve It?

June 02, 2016

This month's question: Is There a Right to Anonymity, or an Obligation to Preserve It?

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Reply to a Cell Phone Story Complaint

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. 

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Catching Up With Itinerant Feminist Organizer Shelby Knox

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.

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Amy Schumer, the “Trainwreck” Shooting, and the Benefits of Skepticism

May 12, 2016

Amy Schumer blames herself for inspiring a shooting at her film Trainwreck, but there's no reason she should. 

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Unco Junto: The Myth of the ‘National Conversation’

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.

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Crop Circles and Vibrational Resonance: A Link?

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. 

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A Closer Look at Media Diversity: Should TV Reflect Reality?

April 18, 2016

Should TV characters reflect the demographics of their audiences? A closer look at two reports on minority characters offers insight. 

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The Wisdom of Not Understanding

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.

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