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Articles (1998-2011); for more recent pieces consult the Google! Doomsdays: Dubious and Deferred Web published at news.discovery.com May 20, 2011 Sexy Sex Offender List Causes Outrage Web published at news.discovery.com May 14, 2011 Baby's Death Raises Questions About Midwife Safety Web published at news.discovery.com May 12, 2011 What Do Teens Really Want? Web published at news.discovery.com May 10, 2011 Bin Laden Conspiracies Rely on Complex Scenarios Web published at news.discovery.com May 6, 2011 Where’s Bin Laden’s Body? Web published at news.discovery.com May 2, 2011 Anti-Vaccination Doctor’s ‘Deliberate Fraud’ Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(2), March/April 2011 CSI Helps Crack Los Angeles UFO Mystery Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(2), March/April 2011 The Mysterious Morgellons Malady Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(2), March/April 2011 Debunking the Trauma Myth Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(2), March/April 2011 Why Obama Birther Conspiracy Theories Linger Web published at news.discovery.com April 27, 2011 Children Often (Literal) Victims in Parental Disputes Web published at news.discovery.com April 27, 2011 Russian Dead Alien Video Surfaces Web published at news.discovery.com April 21, 2011 Should Sex Abuse Victims Name Names? Web published at news.discovery.com April 20, 2011 Psychic Tip on Long Island Serial Killer? Web published at news.discovery.com April 14, 2011 Secret FBI File Exposes Roswell UFO -- Or Not? Web published at news.discovery.com April 12, 2011 2 Percent of Americans Identify as Gay Web published at news.discovery.com April 11, 2011 Most Women Would Not Trade Anything to Be Thin Web published at news.discovery.com April 7, 2011 Measles: The Human Cost of Vaccine Fraud Web published at news.discovery.com April 4, 2011 Seeking the Puerto Rican Chupacabra Weekly Alibi newspaper, 19 (35), September 2-8, 2010 Miracle Muscles, Only $14,615 Weekly Alibi newspaper, 19 (21), May 27-June 2, 2010 Jerusalem UFO Video: Case Closed Web published at news.discovery.com March 31, 2011 Disaster Relief: Contrasting Haiti and Japan Web published at news.discovery.com March 29, 2011 Barry Bonds: Drugging Victim? Web published at news.discovery.com March 28, 2011 Are Chupacabra Recollections Real? Web published at news.discovery.com March 24, 2011 Japanese Radiation Victims Offered Worthless Treatment Web published at news.discovery.com March 15, 2011 Tsunamis and Animal 'Sixth Sense' Warnings Web published at news.discovery.com March 11, 2011 Mysterious Mass Fish Deaths Web published at news.discovery.com March 10, 2011 Who Owns History? Egyptian Looting Raises Questions Web published at news.discovery.com March 7, 2011 North America's Lake Monsters Web published at news.discovery.com March 2, 2011 Do You Have a Chupacabra? Take the Alibi Quiz! Weekly Alibi newspaper, 20 (9), March 3-9, 2010 Psychic Predictions, Past and Future Weekly Alibi newspaper, 20 (1), January 6-12, 2011 Life on the Loch Weekly Alibi newspaper, 19 (28), July 15-21, 2010 A Closer Look at the Famous Fiji ‘TV Causes Anorexia’ Study Web published at SheThought.com, January 24, 2011 Will the Royal Wedding Spur Anorexia? Web published at SheThought.com, May 12, 2011 Reactions to a Poll on Girls and Fashion Photos Web published at SheThought.com, August 16, 2010 Claim: Psychic Predicted Japanese Earthquake Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 7, 2011 Dead Alien Found in Siberia Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 19, 2011 Bogus Ghost Video Goes Viral Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 5, 2011 Do Body Cells Regenerate Every 7 Years? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 4, 2011 Hoax in the Holy Land: UFO in Jerusalem? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com February 7, 2011 Magnetic Boy: Mystery or Simple Physics? Web published at news.discovery.com February 24, 2011 Pirate Hostages: Ransom or Death Web published at news.discovery.com February 22, 2011 Investigation Clears Toyota Electronics in Crashes Web published at news.discovery.com February 18, 2011 Is eHarmony Scientific? Web published at news.discovery.com February 14, 2011 Homeopathy's Ineffectiveness Saves Lives Web published at news.discovery.com February 9, 2011 Centenarian Advice on a Long Life Web published at news.discovery.com February 2, 2011 Doomsday Facts (or Fictions) Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com May 19, 2011 Claim: Psychic Predicted Japan's April 7 Aftershock Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 7, 2011 Russian Government to Fund Yeti Search: What Will They Look For? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 4, 2011 UFO Battles Captured On Video? Not Likely, Expert Says Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com May 4, 2011 'Magnetic Boy' Ivan Just a Very Sticky Kid Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com May 11, 2011 El Chupacabra Mystery Solved: Case of Mistaken Identity Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com March 22, 2011 Hoax in the Holy Land: Jerusalem UFO a Proven Fake Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com February 7, 2011 How to Make Accurate 'Psychic' Predictions for 2011 Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 3, 2011 UFO Cover-up? Britain’s Roswell Files Missing Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com March 4, 2011 Could Cockroaches Survive Nuclear Winter? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 9, 2010 What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 11, 2010 What are the Oldest Rocks on Earth? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 9, 2010 When Does Ramadan Begin? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 19, 2010 What Causes Anorexia? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 9, 2010* What’s the Longest Film? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 9, 2010* Why is the Bald Eagle the National Bird? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 9, 2010* What Is a Petri Dish? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com August 30, 2010 Why Do Bridges Ice Over Faster than Roads? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 31, 2011 What’s the Difference Between White and Dark Chocolate? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 12, 2011 Red Eyes in Photos: Why and how to Eliminate Them Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com February 7, 2011 When Did the First Ghost Photos Appear? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com February 1, 2011 Claim that ESP is Real Stirs Outrage in Scientists Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 6, 2011 Do You Need an Exorcism? Take the Quiz! Web published at news.discovery.com January 27, 2011 Indonesian Crop Circle Prompts Rumors of Aliens Web published at news.discovery.com January 26, 2011 Cold Fusion Claims Resurface Web published at news.discovery.com January 21, 2011 Tucson Shootings: Why Criminal Profiling Failed Web published at news.discovery.com January 20, 2011 How Astrology Is Like Racism Web published at news.discovery.com January 18, 2011 Arizona Shooting Tragic, But Not 'Senseless' Web published at news.discovery.com January 13, 2011 Anti-Vaccine Doctor Planned to Profit from Scare Web published at news.discovery.com January 11, 2011 Power Balance Maker Admits Bands Are Worthless Web published at news.discovery.com January 10, 2011 'Flawed' ESP Study Sparks Uproar Web published at news.discovery.com January 6, 2011 Vaccine-Autism Doctor Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud' Web published at news.discovery.com January 6, 2011 Can Fright Kill Animals? Web published at news.discovery.com January 5, 2011 What Are Sunspots? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com July 21, 2010 How Does a Curveball Curve? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com July 20, 2010 Which Jobs Require Celibacy? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com July 7, 2010 How Does Air Conditioning Cool the Air? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 7, 2010 Is Sugar Bad for You? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 11, 2010 What’s the Shroud of Turin? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 8, 2010 What Causes Bioluminescence? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 16, 2010 Why Does Pepper Make Us Sneeze? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 14, 2010 Is the Amityville Horror House Really Haunted? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com May 25, 2010 What Is a Kraken? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com April 4, 2010 How Were the Great Pyramids built? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 1, 2010 Why Does Bottled Water Have Expiry Dates? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com June 9, 2010 What Is an Air Pocket? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* Do We Only Use 10% of the brain? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* What Are Antibiotics? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* Does Acupuncture Work? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* Why Are Buttons on Mens and Womens Clothes Reversed? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* Why Are Sponges Moist in the Package? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com January 25, 2011* What Is the Organic Liaison Diet? Web published at LifesLittleMysteries.com March 18, 2010 Cancer Vaccine Developed -- And Ignored Web published at news.discovery.com December 28, 2010 Teen Birth Rate at All-Time Low Web published at news.discovery.com December 23, 2010 Poll: Belief in Evolution Increases Web published at news.discovery.com December 21, 2010 Group Blasts Media Blackout on Child Abuse Web published at news.discovery.com December 14, 2010 Does ‘Black Swan’ Encourage Anorexia? Web published at news.discovery.com December 13, 2010 Forty Percent of Overweight Women Don't Know It Web published at news.discovery.com December 10, 2010 Psychics and Airline Security Web published at news.discovery.com December 2, 2010 Alone on the Loch: One Man’s Search for Nessie Skeptical Briefs, September 2010 Lying Liars and Paranormal Investigation Skeptical Briefs, December 2009 Charles Darwin, Skeptic Skeptical Briefs, March 2010 Camp Inquiry 2010: Summer of Science and Skepticism Skeptical Briefs, September 2010 A Skeptic’s Visit to Macchu Picchu Skeptical Briefs, September 2009 2012 Disaster Film Contains Pro-Science Themes Balloon Boy Hoax Based on Eyewitness Testimony Study: Sex Offenders Not a Halloween Threat Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2009 Hide the Kids and Wake the Neighbors: The Montauk Monster Returns! Wikipedia Fuels Rorschach Controversy Twitter Experiment Fails to Find Evidence for ESP Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2009 New Texas Chupacabra Revealed as.... Montauk Monster? New Minnesota Sasquatch Photo: Bigfoot Wears Jackets! Israeli Army Organ Theft Accusations Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2010 Obama the Muslim Antichrist? Vatican Investigates Virgin Mary Miracle Losing Weight with the Placebo Effect? Psychic Sorcerer Condemned to Death Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, March 2010 Study: Home Births Increase Risk for Babies Another Season, Another Texas Chupacabra Glucosamine Found Worthless for Back Pain U.K. Study: Cell Phone Towers Do Not Raise Cancer Risk Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2010 China Latest UFO Hotspot Denver Votes on UFO Commission Claim of Gay-Teen Suicide Epidemic Debunked Former Airmen: UFOs National Security Threat Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2010 Left Brained or Right Brained? Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(1), January/February 2011 CSI Cracks Manhattan UFO Mystery Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(1), January/February 2011 Infrared Cameras and Ghost Hunting Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(6), November/December 2010 Study: If Asked, God May Improve Vision and Hearing Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(6), November/December 2010 Ghost Hunter Killed Seeking ‘Ghost Train’ Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(6), November/December 2010 Ghost Hunting Mistakes Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(6), November/December 2010 WikiLeaks: The Ethics of Revealing Secrets Web published at news.discovery.com November 30, 2010 TSA Opt-Out Protest Likely Ineffective Web published at news.discovery.com November 22, 2010 D.C. Forum: Bed Bugs a National Threat Web published at news.discovery.com November 18, 2010 African Albino Official Fears for Life Web published at news.discovery.com November 16, 2010 Junk Food Studies Ignore Parent Responsibility Web published at news.discovery.com November 16, 2010 Examining Official Explanation of the Mystery 'Missile' Web published at news.discovery.com November 11, 2010 Baby Organ Theft Rumor Circulates as News Web published at news.discovery.com November 10, 2010 Elizabeth Smart Case Busts Abduction Myths Web published at news.discovery.com November 9, 2010 UFO Conspiracy Theories has Holes Web published at news.discovery.com November 2, 2010 Chasing the Ghost Bird Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Vaccine-Autism Doctor Guilty of ‘Dishonesty,’ Study Retracted Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Mr. Pringle Solves Crop-Circle Mystery Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Miracle Coma Patient’s Story Told via Facilitate Communication Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 CSI Investigation Used in University Critical Thinking Course Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Sweating the Small Stuff Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Outbreak! The Encyclopedia of Extraordinary Social Behaviors (book review) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 The Truth About 9/11 Truthers Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 35(4), July/August 2010 The Mysterious Invisible ‘Rods’ Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(4), May/June 2010 Limitless Brain Potential? Web published at LiveScience.com March 16, 2011 The Reality of Holloway Suspect's Insanity Plea Web published at LiveScience.com March 10, 2011 Bigfoot Video: Blurriest One Yet? Web published at LiveScience.com March 24, 2011 UFO Mystery Video Explained Web published at LiveScience.com March 17, 2011 FBI’s UFO File: Proof of Roswell? Web published at LiveScience.com April 16, 2011 Why Match.com Effort to Screen Sex Offenders Won't Work Web published at LiveScience.com April 18, 2011 Psychics Offer Tips in Search for Missing Woman Holly Bobo Web published at LiveScience.com April 19, 2011 Proposed Law Fines Bad Psychics Web published at LiveScience.com February 11, 2011 Real or Hoax: Lake Monster Photographed Web published at LiveScience.com February 20, 2011 Egyptian Beheading Threats: A History of Decapitation Web published at LiveScience.com February 4, 2011 Indian Court: Astrology is a Science Web published at LiveScience.com February 14, 2011 Failed Predictions & Apocalypse Web published at LiveScience.com January 3, 2011 Birds Falling from the Sky Web published at LiveScience.com January 5, 2011 Tucson Shooter’s Conspiracy Beliefs Web published at LiveScience.com January 12, 2011 Tips for Making Accurate Psychic Predictions Web published at LiveScience.com January 3, 2011??? Exorcism and Reality Go Hollywood Web published at LiveScience.com January 25, 2011 Are Facebook Cartoon Profile Pics Fighting Child Abuse? Web published at LiveScience.com December 6, 2010 Do Hidden Bible Code Messages Warn of Nukes? Web published at LiveScience.com December 8, 2010 Pope Blames 1970s Society for Pedophile Priests Web published at LiveScience.com December 21, 2010 Virgin Mary Makes Trio of Holiday Appearances Web published at LiveScience.com December 30, 2010 Lake Blob Identified as Alien Brozoan Web published at LiveScience.com November 8, 2010 Denver’s ET Vote: UFO Commission Web published at LiveScience.com November 2, 2010 Mystery Missile off LA Coast Possibly Jet Contrail Web published at LiveScience.com November 9, 2010 Why the Opt Out Protest Failed Web published at LiveScience.com November 24, 2010 Halloween Sex Offender App Fuels False Fears Web published at news.discovery.com October 28, 2010 Body Parts! Get Your Body Parts Here! Web published at news.discovery.com October 26, 2010 'Catfish' Film Exposes Lies, Mental Illness Web published at news.discovery.com October 15, 2010 Chemical Attacks: Assault or Terrorism? Web published at news.discovery.com October 13, 2010 Protests Over 'The Dilemma' Film's Gay Language Web published at news.discovery.com October 12, 2010 The Allure of Bad Statistics: Gay Teen Suicides and Online Predators Web published at news.discovery.com October 8, 2010 Fraudulent Claims Surface in Gulf Coast Web published at news.discovery.com October 8, 2010 Rutgers Suicide: Sex Columnist's Simplistic Solution Web published at news.discovery.com October 1, 2010 Why China Has Produced 8 UFO Sightings in 4 Months Web published at LiveScience.com October 6, 2010 Bigfoot Cousins Claimed in Many Countries Web published at LiveScience.com October 12, 2010 Was Rutger’s Clementi Suicide a Hate Crime? Web published at LiveScience.com October 5, 2010 Is There a Gay Teen Suicide Epidemic? Web published at LiveScience.com October 8, 2010 UFOs Sighted Over Manhattan Web published at LiveScience.com October 14, 2010 Here to Hereafter: Can Psychics Really Talk to the Dead? Web published at LiveScience.com October 20, 2010 Mysterious Livestock Attacks in Mexico... Chupacabra? Web published at LiveScience.com September 8, 2010 The Culture of Blasphemy Among Non-Believers Web published at LiveScience.com September 10, 2010 Devil in the Details? O'Donnell and Satanism Web published at LiveScience.com September 20, 2010 Did UFOs Disarm Nuclear Weapons? Web published at LiveScience.com September 30, 2010 Psychic Claim of Life on Mars Debunked Web published at LiveScience.com August 23, 2010 Fidel Castro’s Conspiracy theories Web published at LiveScience.com August 19, 2010 Medical Journal Retracts Jesus Miracle Paper Web published at LiveScience.com August 13, 2010 Teen Girls Not Fooled by Airbrushed Images Web published at LiveScience.com August 12, 2010 Why Americans Think Obama is Muslim Web published at LiveScience.com August 19, 2010 African Belief in Magic and Witchcraft Poll Web published at LiveScience.com August 30, 2010 Acts of God: Why Lightning Strikes Religious Symbols Web published at LiveScience.com June 30, 2010 Swine Flu: The Epidemic that Wasn’t Web published at LiveScience.com July 6, 2010 Home Births Increase Risk for Babies Web published at LiveScience.com July 9, 2010 Avoidable Disasters: Major (and Deadly) Human Screw-Ups Web published at LiveScience.com July 21, 2010 Ugly Beast Found in Texas: Another Chupacabra? Web published at LiveScience.com July 15, 2010 Why Americans Think Obama is Muslim Web published at news.discovery.com September 2, 2010 FAA: Requiring Airline Seats Endangers Children Web published at news.discovery.com September 8, 2010 Media, Public Legitimize Koran Burning Pastor's Fears Web published at news.discovery.com September 9, 2010 Pastor Terry Jones and What The Koran Says Web published at news.discovery.com September 13, 2010 Rumors Fly in the Wake of Devastation Web published at news.discovery.com September 15, 2010 What’s in a Name? High Fructose Corn Syrup’s Pseudonym Web published at news.discovery.com September 17, 2010 Acid Attack Hoax Spurs Racism Web published at news.discovery.com September 20, 2010 Atheists Best Informed About Religion Web published at news.discovery.com September 20, 2010 Study: Dogs can Detect Prostate Cancer Web published at LiveScience.com June 17, 2010 70 Million Swine Flu Vaccine Doses Wasted Web published at news.discovery.com July 2, 2010 Are The Elderly More Easily Scammed? Web published at news.discovery.com July 6, 2010 Glucosamine Worthless For Back Pain Web published at news.discovery.com July 8, 2010 Study: Cell Phone Towers Don’t Raise Cancer Risk Web published at news.discovery.com July 10, 2010 Mel Gibson’s Rants: Are They Real? Web published at news.discovery.com July 15, 2010 Inception’s Flawed Science and Logic Web published at news.discovery.com July 18, 2010 Anatomy of a Fad: Aboard the Silly Bandz Wagon Web published at news.discovery.com July 27, 2010 British Minister: Photos Dangerous to Body Image Web published at news.discovery.com July 28, 2010 Human-Animal Hybrids: Splice Web published at news.discovery.com June 2, 2010 Beautiful Math Equation Found in Crop Circle Web published at LiveScience.com June 8, 2010 Physicist calls UFO Cover-Up Cosmic Watergate Web published at LiveScience.com June 10, 2010 Mysterious Monster Washes Up on Canadian Shore Web published at LiveScience.com May 24, 2010 Pope Nearly Endorses Shroud of Turin Web published at LiveScience.com May 3, 2010 Indian Mystic Claims Not to Eat for 70 Years Web published at LiveScience.com May 10, 2010 Reality of River Monsters Web published at LiveScience.com May 5, 2010 Canadian Man Fights African Witchcraft Murders Web published at news.discovery.com June 2, 2010 Is Chocolate Good for the Heart? It Depends. Web published at news.discovery.com June 7, 2010 Experts: Kill, Don’t Clean, Oiled Birds Web published at news.discovery.com June 8, 2010 Natalee Holloway: Serial Killer Victim? Web published at news.discovery.com June 11, 2010 Reusable Shopping Bags: Green But Unclean Web published at news.discovery.com June 25, 2010 Why Soccer is Rife with Cheating Web published at news.discovery.com June 28, 2010 A Short History of Noah’s Ark Discoveries Web published at news.discovery.com May 1, 2010 DNA Frees Innocent Man, but What About Eyewitnesses? Web published at news.discovery.com May 7, 2010 NY Bomber CSI TNI: Good Reporting or Aiding Terror? Web published at news.discovery.com May 5, 2010 Freddy Krueger and The Myth of Repressed Memories Web published at news.discovery.com May 4, 2010 Man Claims to Survive Without Food Web published at news.discovery.com May 11, 2010 Sandra Cantu Murder: How Rare Are Female Child Killers? Web published at news.discovery.com May 12, 2010 How Different Are Male and Female Brains? Web published at news.discovery.com May 20, 2010 Gulf Oil Spill: Natural, International Disaster Web published at news.discovery.com May 27, 2010 Sack Tapping: Parents’ Threat Du Jour Web published at news.discovery.com May 31, 2010 Yeti and other Mangy Monsters on the Rise Web published at LiveScience.com April 8, 2010 Near-Death Experience Tied to Oxygen Deprivation Web published at LiveScience.com April 19, 2010 Psychic Sorcerer Condemned to Death Web published at LiveScience.com April 5, 2010 Is 3-D TV Dangerous? Web published at LiveScience.com April 19, 2010 Mysterious Sheep-Pig’s Identity Revealed Web published at LiveScience.com April 22, 2010 Runaway Toyotas: What’s the Real Risk? Web published at LiveScience.com March 5, 2010 Ides of March: Diary of a Doomed Day Web published at LiveScience.com March 15, 2010 New Toyota Troubles: Copycat Complaints? Web published at LiveScience.com March 17, 2010 Solid Find: Natalee Holloway’s Body.... Or a Rock Web published at LiveScience.com March 22, 2010 Viagra for Children? Web published at news.discovery.com August 3, 2010 Study: If Asked, God May Improve Vision and Hearing Web published at news.discovery.com August 5, 2010 What’s the Frequency, Kevin? Infomercial King Recycles ‘The Secret’ Web published at news.discovery.com August 9, 2010 Cancer Hoaxer Steals Funds, Goodwill Web published at news.discovery.com August 12, 2010 Story Before Facts: Steven Slater’s Media Rise and Fall Web published at news.discovery.com August 13, 2010 How Rare Are Female Child Killers? Web published at news.discovery.com August 17, 2010 Big Fat Lies: Fibs Skew Obesity Statistics Web published at news.discovery.com August 18, 2010 Was Toyota Right? Govt Tests Find No Flaws Web published at news.discovery.com August 20, 2010 Facebook Friending Leads to Jail Web published at news.discovery.com August 27, 2010 ‘Orphan’ Film Adoption Fears Unfounded Web published at news.discovery.com August 30, 2010 Why People Fake Illness Web published at LiveScience.com February 17, 2010 Is Water Birth Safe? Web published at LiveScience.com February 2, 2010 Sweat Lodges Can Be Deadly but Not Cleansing Web published at LiveScience.com February 5, 2010 Link Between Vaccines and Autism Retracted Web published at LiveScience.com February 2, 2010 Michele Obama and Obesity Web published at LiveScience.com February 10, 2010 Tiger Woods and Sex Addiction Web published at LiveScience.com February 18, 2010 When Does an Otter Look like a Drowning Man? Web published at LiveScience.com February 18, 2010 New Chupacabra Revealed as Montauk Monster Web published at LiveScience.com January 20, 2010 Vampires Among Us: Bats to Psychics Web published at LiveScience.com January 7, 2010 Why Placebos Didn’t Kill Alexa Ray Joel Web published at LiveScience.com January 14, 2010 Charles Darwin: Family Man, Scientist, and Skeptic Web published at LiveScience.com January 21, 2010 To Haiti’s Long List of Curses, Add Pat Robertson Web published at LiveScience.com January 14, 2010 Good and Bad Angels in Hollywood & Bible Web published at LiveScience.com January 22, 2010 Obama the Muslim Antichrist? Survey says... Web published at news.discovery.com April 5, 2010 Mining Disasters: Why 'Never Happens Again' Always Happens Again Web published at news.discovery.com April 8, 2010 Breast Cancer and the 'Fat Taboo' Web published at news.discovery.com April 12, 2010 UK Government Study: Homeopathy Worthless Web published at news.discovery.com April 19, 2010 How the Internet Fuels Cell Phone Scares Web published at news.discovery.com April 21, 2010 Demonic Possession, Reincarnation, and Xenoglossia Web published at news.discovery.com April 23, 2010 Losing Weight With the Placebo Effect? Web published at news.discovery.com April 26, 2010 The CSI Effect: How TV Influences True Crime Web published at news.discovery.com April 28, 2010 Alt Med Supplement Guru Nearly Killed By Own Product Web published at news.discovery.com April 30, 2010 Amid Desperation, Fake Cures and False Hope in Haiti Web published at news.discovery.com March 2, 2010 Missing Persons and Abductions Reveal Psychics' Failures Web published at news.discovery.com March 5, 2010 New TV Show Perpetuates Anorexia Myths Web published at news.discovery.com March 8, 2010 Vatican Investigates 'Virgin Mary Miracle' Web published at news.discovery.com March 17, 2010 Human Error: Technology's Weak Link Web published at news.discovery.com March 23, 2010 E. Coli: Not Just for Carnivores Anymore Web published at news.discovery.com March 24, 2010 Arrest in Girl’s Murder Highlights Sex Offender Myth Web published at news.discovery.com March 26, 2010 Pope’s Saint-Making Miracle Questioned Web published at news.discovery.com March 29, 2010 Hyperbaric Therapy for Autism: Airy Promises Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(1), January/February 2010 Cryptozoology Museum Opens in Maine Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(1), January/February 2010 Latest Texas ‘Chupacabra’ Exhibited in Creationist Museum Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 34(1), January/February 2010 Vaccine-Autism Doctor Guilty of ‘Dishonesty and Misleading Conduct’ Web published at news.discovery.com February 1, 2010 Celebrity Deaths: Homicidal and Accidental Web published at news.discovery.com February 8, 2010 Good News Study: 3 out of 4 Teen Girls Happy with Their Bodies Web published at news.discovery.com February 11, 2010 Miracle Coma Patient’s Inspiring Story Proved Fictional Web published at news.discovery.com February 17, 2010 Mr. Pringle Solves Crop Circle Mystery Web published at news.discovery.com February 19, 2010 King Tut’s Many Curses Web published at news.discovery.com February 22, 2010 Who Said Tiger Was a Role Model? Web published at news.discovery.com February 24, 2010 Jenny McCarthy Dismisses Pediatrics Study on Autism Web published at news.discovery.com January 10, 2010 The Curious Case of Potato Pareidolia Web published at news.discovery.com January 11, 2010 The Great Pyramids’ Amazing Non-Mysteries Web published at news.discovery.com January 12, 2010 Do Animals have a 'Sixth Sense' About Earthquakes? Web published at news.discovery.com January 14, 2010 Meteorologists as Climate Change Deniers? Web published at news.discovery.com January 15, 2010 Diets Don't Work' a Dangerous Myth Web published at news.discovery.com January 20, 2010 New Darwin Film Creates Controversy Web published at news.discovery.com January 26, 2010 Bomb Detecting’ Dowsing Rod Demonstrates Danger of Pseudoscience Web published at news.discovery.com January 27, 2010 Gingko Biloba and other ‘Natural’ Remedies May Be Dangerous Web published at news.discovery.com January 28, 2010 Psychic Exploits Horrific Abduction Case Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(6), November/December 2009 The Myth of the Walking Tree Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(6), November/December 2009 10 Failed Doomsday Predictions Web published at LiveScience.com November 4, 2009 The Truth about 2012 Doomsday Hype Web published at LiveScience.com November 5, 2009 Review: As a Disaster Film, 2012 Succeeds Web published at LiveScience.com November 12, 2009 Thinspiration: Do Web Sites Encourage Anorexia? Web published at LiveScience.com November 19, 2009 The Real Science and History of Vampires Web published at LiveScience.com November 30, 2009 Validity of Repressed Memories Challenged in Court Web published at LiveScience.com September 15, 2009 New Shroud of Turin Evidence Web published at LiveScience.com October 7, 2009 Chupacabra? Creationist Museum Displays Mystery Beast Web published at LiveScience.com October 16, 2009 The World’s Greatest Hoaxes Web published at LiveScience.com October 19, 2009 Investigator Checks out Haunted House for Sale Web published at LiveScience.com October 21, 2009 Sex Offenders Not a Halloween Scare Web published at LiveScience.com October 30, 2009 New Champ Lake Monster Video Surfaces Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(5), September/October 2009 Exercising the Brain Gym Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(5), September/October 2009 Modern-Day DaVinci’s ROM Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(5), September/October 2009 Cammy: A New Canadian Lake Monster? Web published at LiveScience.com September 21, 2009 “Paranormal Acitivity” Disappointingly Normal Web published at LiveScience.com October 1, 2009 Mermaid Sighting in Isreal Web published at LiveScience.com August 13, 2009 Human-Dog Hybrid Hoax Web published at LiveScience.com August 18, 2009 UK Health Program Encourages Masturbation Web published at LiveScience.com July 14, 2009 Human Lifespan Nearly Constant for 2,000 Years Web published at LiveScience.com August 21, 2009 Jaycee Dugard's Abduction Case Highlights Psychic Failure Web published at LiveScience.com August 12, 2009 The Truth Behind Secret Recipes Web published at LiveScience.com July 7, 2009 40 Years After the Moon Landing…Why Are We No Smarter? Web published at LiveScience.com July 16, 2009 Fetal Memories? Not so fast! Web published at LiveScience.com July 21, 2009 CSI Solves New Jersey UFO Mystery Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(4), July/August 2009 Borneo’s River Monster Photo: Living Legend or Hoax? Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(4), July/August 2009 Michael Dennett, Skeptic and Bigfoot Investigator, Dies Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(4), July/August 2009 The Deadwood Ghost Photo (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(4), July/August 2009 Do Dinosaurs Still Exist? Web published at LiveScience.com June 4, 2009 America's Loch Ness Monster? Web published at LiveScience.com June 5, 2009 Green Screens for Iran: How Much Does it Help? Web published at LiveScience.com June 23, 2009 April's Mom Hoax Played on Faith Web published at LiveScience.com June 15, 2009 Forum on Betty and Barney Hills’ UFO Abduction Haunting in Connecticut Revives Demons The Obamas Visit ‘Haunted’ D.C. Hotel Knowing Film Highlights Superstition Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2009 Why We Mourn for Strangers Web published at LiveScience.com May 10, 2009 Return of the Montauk Monster Web published at LiveScience.com May 14, 2009 Flawed Survey Says 99% of Women Hate their Looks Web published at LiveScience.com May 28, 2009 Cheney vx. Obama: Dueling Unprovable Claims Web published at LiveScience.com May 25, 2009 Twitter: This Era’s Hula Hoop? Web published at LiveScience.com May 21, 2009 Resurrection: A History of Myths Web published at LiveScience.com April 9, 2009 Alien Abduction: Looking Back at America’s First Case Web published at LiveScience.com April 17, 2009 The Reality of Reincarnation Web published at LiveScience.com April 27, 2009 UFO Hoax was Social Experiment Web published at LiveScience.com April 1, 2009 The Pseudoscience of Personalysis (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(3), May/June 2009 Ghosts, Doughnuts, and A Christmas Carol Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(3), May/June 2009 Curious Contrails: Death from the Sky? Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(2), March/April 2009 Why Evidence of the Paranormal Doesn’t Improve Web published at LiveScience.com March 3, 2009 God’s Wrath Is Near (Again) Web published at LiveScience.com March 10, 2009 The Psychology of “Knowing” Web published at LiveScience.com March 19, 2009 The True Story Behind the Haunting in Connecticut Web published at LiveScience.com March 26, 2009 The Remote Viewer The Skeptic (Australia), March 2009 The Pseudoscience of “The Secret” Web published at LiveScience.com February 3, 2009 100-Foot Borneo Monster Said Photographed Web published at LiveScience.com February 19, 2009 Why Hollywood Serial Slashers Wear Masks Web published at LiveScience.com February 13, 2009 Movie to “Push” Dubious Psychic Powers Web published at LiveScience.com February 5, 2009 Why Obama’s Hotel is Haunted Web published at LiveScience.com January 5, 2009 Top 5 Faked Meoirs Web published at LiveScience.com January 12, 2009 NJ UFO Likely a Hoax Web published at LiveScience.com January 6, 2009 Why People Fake their Deaths Web published at LiveScience.com January 20, 2009 I Must Be Psychic: Benjamin Radford’s 2008 Predictions Weekly Alibi newspaper, 18 (2), January 8 to 14, 2009 XanGo Juice: Miracle or Myth? (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(1), January/February 2009 Kansas Gym Ghost Video Mystery Solved Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 33(1), January/February 2009 Teen Self –Esteem May Be Too High Web published at LiveScience.com December 5, 2008 Bernard Madoff Redefines Ponzi Scheme Web published at LiveScience.com December 16, 2008 Senator’s Spontaneous Cure: Miracle or Misdiagnosis? Web published at LiveScience.com December 11, 2008 Police Often Bungle Missing Child Cases Web published at LiveScience.com December 24, 2008 Top 5 Predictions that Thankfully Failed Web published at LiveScience.com December 30, 2008 Health Study Distorted by Media Web published at LiveScience.com November 7, 2008 The Obama Conspiracies Web published at LiveScience.com November 24, 2008 The Reality of Mysterious Medical Maladies Web published at LiveScience.com November 20, 2008 Georgia Bigfoot Hoax Draws Global Attention Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(6), November/December 2008 Secrets of Spectacularly Skewered Skin (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(6), November/December 2008 The Value of Endorsements, from Hollywood to the Pulpit Web published at LiveScience.com October 2, 2008 Stress and Suicide in Hard Times Web published at LiveScience.com October 10, 2008 Safe Haven Laws Encourage Baby Disposal Web published at LiveScience.com October 27, 2008 Kansas City Gym Ghost Mystery Solved Web published at LiveScience.com October 14, 2008 Top Ten Scary Movies Web published at LiveScience.com October 28, 2008 Hoax Led to Polygamist Sect Raid Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(5), September/October 2008 The Amazing Randi Strikes Again! Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(5), September/October 2008 The Sweet Spirit Sounds of Rosemary Brown (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(5), September/October 2008 Psychic’s False Sex Abuse Claim Threatens Family Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(5), September/October 2008 Autism and Vaccines: Why Bad Logic Trumps Science Web published at LiveScience.com September 6, 2008 Why Thin Will Always Be In Web published at LiveScience.com September 11, 2008 Fringe Science and Stargate Web published at LiveScience.com September 18, 2008 The Flip Side of Flip-Flopping Web published at LiveScience.com September 23, 2008 Popobawa! In Search of Zanzibar’s Bat-Winged Terror Fortean Times magazine (London, England), 241, October 2008 Senator Pete’s Miracle Cure: A Closer Look Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (51), December 18 to 24, 2008 Vaccine/Autism Link Again Refuted Bad Journalism and Small Numbers: Statistical vs. Social Significance New ‘Fringe’ TV Series Mines the Paranormal Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2008 The Definitive KiMo Ghost Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (43), October 23 to 29, 2008 A Skeptical Visit to Machu Picchu Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (47), November 20 to 26, 2008 Teen Pregnancy Pact Just a Rumor Web published at LiveScience.com July 5, 2008 Paranormal Investigations: Hellboy vs. Isaac Asimov Web published at LiveScience.com July 10, 2008 Psychic Nearly Destroys Family Web published at LiveScience.com July 17, 2008 Alarming Study on Teen Dating is Flawed Web published at LiveScience.com July 24, 2008 Apollo Astronaut Believes in Aliens, Psychics, and Mystics Web published at LiveScience.com July 26, 2008 Bigfoot Bounty: Reward Offered for Mysterious Creatures Web published at LiveScience.com June 22, 2008 Aliens Ogled My Teen Daughters! Web published at LiveScience.com June 15, 2008 The Water Shortage Myth Web published at LiveScience.com June 23, 2008 Re: FWD: Beware Hoax E-mails! Web published at LiveScience.com June 20, 2008 A Savage Hoax: The Cave Men Who Never Existed Web published at LiveScience.com June 25, 2008 World to End in 2012: Check Back for Updates Web published at LiveScience.com May 8, 2008 Secrets of the Real Crystal Skulls Web published at LiveScience.com May 21, 2008 Hazing: Why Young Men Do It Web published at LiveScience.com May 15, 2008 Texas Polygamy Case Based on a Lie Web published at LiveScience.com May 22, 2008 Logic 101: Mayor Chavez vs. Sex Offenders Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (15), April 10 to 16, 2008 Selling Secrets to Suckers Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (17), April 24 to 30, 2008 Karmas and Dogmas Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (11), March 13 to 19, 2008 Descansos: A Closer Look at Roadside Memorials Weekly Alibi newspaper, 18 (12), March 26 to April 1, 2009 The Mysterious Phoenix Lights (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(4), July/August 2008 NASA’s Mysterious ‘Man on Mars’ Photo Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(3), May/June 2008 Pregnant Man: Real or Hoax? Web published at LiveScience.com March 28, 2008 Study Debunks Web Predator Myths Web published at LiveScience.com March 6, 2008 A Closer Look at Racist Conspiracies Web published at LiveScience.com February 22, 2008 The Truth About Sensational Kidney Thefts Web published at LiveScience.com February 19, 2008 Cheating in Sports: Oh, the Inequity! Web published at LiveScience.com January 31, 2008 Why People Use Unproven Remedies Web published at LiveScience.com March 14, 2008 Drug Company Conspiracy Debunked Web published at LiveScience.com January 2, 2008 Bad Journalism Encourages Psychic Detectives Web published at LiveScience.com November 27, 2007 Female Figure on Mars Just a Rock Web published at LiveScience.com January 24, 2008 How UFOs and Bigfoot Could Save the Earth Web published at LiveScience.com January 22, 2008 Britney vs. Hillary: The Role Model Myth Web published at LiveScience.com January 16, 2008 Recession Worries Help Fuel Recession Web published at LiveScience.com January 23, 2008 Can Dying People Hang in There for the Holidays? Web published at LiveScience.com December 21, 2007 The Loch Ness Monster Returns to Hollywood Web published at LiveScience.com December 19, 2007 Faked Abductions Common, Rarely Punished Web published at LiveScience.com December 11, 2007 Men: Hidden Victims of Domestic Violence Web published at LiveScience.com December 6, 2007 The Truth About the Abominable Snowman Web published at LiveScience.com December 3, 2007 Ask the Skeptic (as Elmer Beauregard) Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (13), March 27-April 2, 2008 Perfection Is All Around Us Web published at LiveScience.com February 22, 2008 How I Became a Skeptic Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (8), February 21-27, 2008 Haunt Your House… and Get Rich and Famous Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (4), January 24-30, 2008 Talking to the Dead: Who’s Answering? Weekly Alibi newspaper, 16 (49), December 6-12, 2007 Convincing Yourself—And Others—You Talk to the Dead Weekly Alibi newspaper, 17 (7), December 6-12, 2008 A Closer Look at Psychic Predictions Weekly Alibi newspaper, 16 (51), December 20-26, 2008 The Big Holiday Depression Myth Web published at LiveScience.com November 21, 2007 Saving Birds After Oil Spills: Feels Good, Costs Fortune, Accomplishes Little Web published at LiveScience.com November 13, 2007 Violence and Virginity Pledges: Do They Work? Web published at LiveScience.com November 16, 2007 The Multiple Mysteries of Sybil Web published at LiveScience.com April 17, 2008 Top Ten Conspiracy Theories Web published at LiveScience.com April 15, 2008 Faith in Prayer Kills Children Web published at LiveScience.com April 10, 2008 Mysterious Phoenix Lights a UFO Hoax Web published at LiveScience.com April 17, 2008 Fat People Have Bigger Carbon Footprints Web published at LiveScience.com April 30, 2008 Bark at the Moon (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(2), March/April 2008 Bad Journalism Misleads Public About Psychics Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(2), March/April 2008 Natalee Holloway Disappearance Unsolved; Case Closed Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(2), March/April 2008 The Science of Chemistry Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(1), January/February 2008 Haunting Evidence Follow-Up: TV Psychics Fail Again Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(1), January/February 2008 How to ‘Haunt’ a House Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 32(1), January/February 2008 Satellite Searches Could Spot Monsters Missing Girl Case Highlights Real Threat Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2007 The Other Side of the Story: Ghost Hunting Skeptical Briefs, December 2007 How Monsters Are Made Web published at LiveScience.com November 7, 2007 Capturing the Santa Fe ‘Courthouse Ghost’ Fortean Times magazine (London, England), 229, November 2007 Catching the Courthouse Spirit Weekly Alibi newspaper, 16 (43), October 25-31, 2007 The Top Ten Most Famous Ghosts Web published at LiveScience.com October 31, 2007 Frightening Trend: Ghost Tourism Booms Web published at LiveScience.com October 29, 2007 Halloween Hysteria: Phantom Fears About Sex Offenders Web published at LiveScience.com October 30, 2007 Real Problems Hidden Behind Thin Models Web published at LiveScience.com October 11, 2007 Ghost Stories Haunt American Culture Web published at LiveScience.com October 4, 2007 Interview with Roy Richard Grinker Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(6), November/December 2007 A Time to Die? (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(6), November/December 2007 Cartoon Seizures: Are They Real? Web published at LiveScience.com September 27, 2007 Satellite Searches Could Spot Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster Web published at LiveScience.com September 25, 2007 Warning: Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health Web published at LiveScience.com September 5, 2007 Loch Ness Monsters Surfaces Again 'Prophetic' Murder Mystery Solved Numerology Fails Again: 7/7/2007 A Bust Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2007 Suicide More Common Than Homicide Web published at LiveScience.com August 29, 2007 Alternative Medicine Threatens Beasts With Extinction Web published at LiveScience.com August 13, 2007 Spaceflight Less Safe Than You Think Web published at LiveScience.com August 15, 2007 Killing With Kindness: America's Big Fat Problem Web published at LiveScience.com August 13, 2007 Corrales Library: A True Fish Story Corrales Comment newspaper, August 11, 2007 Santa Fe 'Courthouse Ghost' Mystery Solved Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(5), September/October 2007 The (Non)Mysterious Orbs Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(5), September/October 2007 Returning Home, Searching for Corrales Corrales Comment newspaper, April 21, 2007 Barbie Vs. Her Critics Playthings magazine, February 2007 Randi's Amazing Meeting Returns Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(3), May/June 2007 Superhero Science Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(4), July/August 2007 Might Fright Cause White? (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(4), July/August 2007 Philadelphia Psychics Shut Down, Then Allowed to Reopen Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(4), July/August 2007 Luck Turns Bad: First 7/7/7, not Friday the 13th Web published at LiveScience.com July 12, 2007 Spooky Foretelling of Wrestler Benoit's Death Debunked Web published at LiveScience.com July 9, 2007 Phantom Clowns Fortean Times magazine (London, England), 226, August 2007 The Green Crop-Circle Maker Philadelphia Psychics Temporarily Shut Down Frank Sinatra, Still Dead, Helps Record Album Severed Head an Unlucky Charm Canadian Member of Parliament Burned by Bigfoot Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2007 Strange Things Do Happen at Full Moon Web published at LiveScience.com June 13, 2007 New Video Not Likely Loch Ness Monster Web published at LiveScience.com June 5, 2007 Sylvia Browne's Biggest Blunder Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(3), May/June 2007 Secrets and Lies Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(3), May/June 2007 Measuring Near-Death Experience Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(3), May/June 2007 The Nonsense and Non-science of Sasquatch (book review) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(3), May/June 2007 Endangered Species Protection Sought for Bigfoot Web published at LiveScience.com May 25, 2007 Public Farce: Pundits Clueless About School Shootings Web published at LiveScience.com April 21, 2007 Traveler's Notebook: Inverness, Scotland, April 2006 Corrales Comment newspaper, July 22, 2006 Male Pregnancy Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(2), March/April 2007 SciFi Investigates, Finds Only Pseudoscience Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(2), March/April 2007 New Report Casts Doubt on Gulf War Syndrome Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(1), January/February 2007 Soul Scales (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(1), January/February 2007 Mass Hysteria at Starpoint High Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 31(1), January/February 2007 Popular 'Energy Healer' Debunked September 11 Children's Book Teaches Numerology Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2006 Documentaries Highlighted at High Falls Film Festival Corrales Comment newspaper, December 16, 2006 La Importancia de la Investigacion y la Amenaza de los Mitos Pensar magazine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 4(1), Enero/Marzo 2006 Searching to Noah Vale (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(6), November/December 2006 Ghost Photos: A Close Look at the Paranormal Web published at LiveScience.com October 30, 2006 Exorcisms, Fictional and Fatal The Skeptic (Australia) 26(1) Autumn 2006 The Shady Side of Ghost Hunting Web published at LiveScience.com October 27, 2006 Science Looks for Bigfoot, Finds Bison The Skeptic (Australia) 26(3) Spring 2006 Mystery Monster Dogs Maine Web published at LiveScience.com September 24, 2006 What Makes Ice Cubes Cloudy? Web published at LiveScience.com September 22, 2006 Why Do Air Traffic Control Towers Have Slanted Windows? Web published at LiveScience.com September 21, 2006 Do People Really Use Just 10 Percent of Their Brains? Web published at LiveScience.com September 8, 2006 Noah's Ark Discovered ... Again and Again Web published at LiveScience.com September 5, 2006 Alleged Psychic Convicted of Murder Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(5), September/October 2006 New Psychic Detective (Un)Reality Series: Haunting Evidence Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(5), September/October 2006 Predator Panic: A Closer Look Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(5), September/October 2006 Go, Go, Ghost Gadgets Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(5), September/October 2006 Pet Psychic Fails to Recover Gay Tabby Bad Karma, Low Energy, and Poor Judgment 'Real' Psychic Debunks Fake Psychics Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2006 CSI TV: Science or Psychics? Web published at MediaMythmakers.com August 30, 2006 2006 Toronto Film Festival Web published at RadfordReviews.com September 20, 2006 Body of Evidence (review) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(4), July/August 2006 Please Pass the Globster (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(4), July/August 2006 The Wrong Stuff: Men's Magazine's Psychic Columnist Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(4), July/August 2006 Medical 'Miracles' Not Supported by Evidence Web published at LiveScience.com July 29, 2006 Digerdoo-Playing Psychic Tries to Steal Infant Police Officer Suspended for Consulting Psychic Ghost Gadgets! Get your ghost gadgets here! Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2006 Turning From Science to Psychics Searching to Noah Vale The Skeptic (Australia) 26(4) Spring 2006 Stranger Danger: How Real Is It? Web published at CSICOP.com April 8, 2006 The Mysterious Coral Castle: A Fanciful Myth Web published at Livescience.com March 28, 2006 Body Image: Do We Have a Problem? Web published at Skepchick.org March 15, 2006 The Education of Shelby Knox Free Inquiry magazine, 26(3), April/May 2006 Fat and Happy: Why Most People Don't Diet Web published at Livescience.com March 2, 2006 Cuarto 'Encuentro Asombroso' de James Randi Pensar magazine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 3(2), Abril/Junio 2006 Ghost Hunters Arrested Psychic's Crystal Ball Torches Apartment Psychics Still, Yet Again, Fail to Locate Missing Persons Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, March 2006 Rare Woodpecker, Presumed Extinct, Found in Arkansas Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(2), March/April 2006 'Natural' Childbirth (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(2), March/April 2006 Art Bell's Show Broadcasts Sylvia Browne Failure about Mine Tragedy Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(2), March/April 2006 Examining the Self-Esteem Crisis Myth Web published at Mediamythmakers.com February 8, 2006 Superbowl Surprise: A Self-Esteem Ad Web published at Livescience.com February 6, 2006 Science Sheds Light on Giant Squid Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(1), January/February 2006 Science Looks for Bigfoot but Finds Bison Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(1), January/February 2006 The First Ibero-American Conference on Critical Thinking Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(1), January/February 2006 Geller Revisited (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(1), January/February 2006 Ogopogo the Chameleon Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 30(1), January/February 2006 News Media Exploits Mine Tragedy Web published at Mediamythmakers.com January 8, 2006 Deconstructing Barbie Web published at Skepchick.org Issue 1, January 15, 2006 Star Wars Episode 6: Revenge of the Sith The Open Society magazine (New Zealand), 77(4), Summer 2004 (pub 2005) The Science of Sea Monsters Web published at Livescience.com December 9, 2005 The Aristocrats The Open Society magazine (New Zealand), 78(2), Winter 2005 Fertile Seeds in Fallow Ground The Open Society magazine (New Zealand), 78(1), Autumn 2005 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / Brothers Grimm The Open Society magazine (New Zealand), 78(1), Autumn 2005 Dark Tales in Latin America South American Explorer, Summer 2005, Issue 79 The High Falls Film Festival 2005 Web published at Radfordreviews.com November 14, 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Web published at Radfordreviews.com September 28, 2005 Reality Check: Video Game Violence Web published at Mediamythmakers.com December 14, 2005 Bigfoot in Life and Legend (book review) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(6), November/December 2005 New-Agey Feldenkrais (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(6), November/December 2005 Woman Fakes Abduction and Rape to Ditch Date Bigfoot Fiasco on Pay-Per-View Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2005 Teen in Aruba, Others Still Missing Despite Psychics Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(6), November/December 2005 Plane Crash Survival: Miracle or Skill and Science? Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(6), November/December 2005 Kate Moss in no Role Model Web published at Livescience.com September 27, 2005 The News Media’s Dismal Hurricane Katrina Coverage Web published at Livescience.com September 25, 2005 The Mythical ‘Miracle’ Plane Crash Free Inquiry magazine, 25(6), October/November 2005 The Politics of Media Reform Free Inquiry magazine, 25(6), October/November 2005 The News Media’s Dismal Hurricane Katrina Coverage Web published at Radfordreviews.com September 28, 2005 Report from the 30th Toronto Film Festival Web published at Radfordreviews.com September 24, 2005 Chasing Cressie The Downhomer magazine (St. John’s, Newfoundland), September 2005 Rotting from the Head down: The Bush Administration’s Moral Decay Web published at RadfordReviews.com August 26, 2005 Deadly Rituals: Nun Dies During Convent Exorcism Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(5), September/October 2005 Issac Newton, Astrologer? (column) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(5), September/October 2005 Exorcisms, Fictional and Fatal Web published at Livescience.com August 30, 2005 Psychics Yet Again Fail to Locate Missing Persons Mayor Uses Public Money for Psychics JAMA Study Debunks Cherished 'Will to Live' Myth Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2005 Police, Psychics Search for ‘Abducted’ Runaway Bride Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(4), July/August 2005 Leyendas urbanas sobre el robo de organos Pensar magazine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2(3), July/September 2005 ‘World’s Most Documented Psychic’ Fails to Find Abducted Granddaughter Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(4), July/August 2005 Labyrinths and “Alternative” Medicine The Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine, 8(2), Fall/Winter 2004-2005 Psychics Again Fail to Locate Missing Persons Chupacabra Identified as Jenny Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2005 Academy Award-nominated Film Promotes False Hopes Web published at LiveScience.com February 28, 2005 News Media Ignores Cluster of Murderous Moms Web published at MediaMythmakers.com February 27, 2005 De-Ghosting The Amityville Horror Skeptical Briefs newsletter, March 2005 'World-renowned Psychic' Charged in Theft Hoax E-mail Used in Effort to Bring Soldier Home Brain Discovery Helps Explain Eyewitness Unreliability Herbal Cold Remedy Found Worthless Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, March 2005 Psychic Detectives Fail in the Real World but Succeed on TV Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(2), March/April 2005 Despite Popularity, Psychic Detectives Fail to Perform Web published at Livescience.com February 4, 2005 Ringing False Alarms: Skepticism and Media Scares Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(2), March/April 2005 Media Mythmaking 101: Katie Couric’s “The 411 on Teens and Sex” Web published at Mediamythmakers.com January 28, 2005 Psychics (Don’t) Explain Missing September 11 Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(1), January/February 2005 Critics Ravage ‘Hoax’ New Age Film Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 29(1), January/February 2005 Giving up the Ghosts Web published at Livescience.com December 10, 2004 'Miracle' Plane Crash Kills 13 Missouri UFO Mystery Solved Zombie Cowrites Bigfoot Comic Mass Hysteria Hits British School Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2004 Glory, Honour, Love, Revenge (etc) The Open Society magazine (Auckland, New Zealand), 77(1), Autumn 2004 Defying Entropy: A Jungle Hiking Primer South American Explorer magazine, 76, Summer 2004 Say Goodbye to Voice-over Artists Web published at RadfordReviews.com December 8, 2004 Senate Intelligence Committee Highlights Need for Skeptical Inquiry Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(6), November/December 2004 Rwanda Revisited: Hotel Rwanda Web published at Radfordreviews.com December 21, 2004 Prayers, Psychics Fail to Find Missing Women Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(6), November/December 2004 Fortuneteller Allowed at Fair Despite Law Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(6), November/December 2004 Say Goodbye to Voice-over Artists Web published at Radfordreviews.com December 8, 2004 New Details Emerge About Psychic’s Airline Bomb Threat Tip Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(6), November/December 2004 Mysterious Horse Attacks Solved Dead Mouse Leads to Arrest Deputy Arrested for False Report Persons Remain Missing Despite Psychics Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2004 Labyrinths: Mazes and Myths Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(5), September/October 2004 Psychic’s False Bomb Tip Cancels Flight Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(4), July/August 2004 The Real Story Behind The Exorcist Web published at www.csicop.org August 18, 2004 Niagara Indie Film Festival Web published at Radfordreviews.com July 7, 2004 Acupuncture Claimed to Ease Headaches Hypodermic Needles in Hamburgers? Ohio Sniper Case Evidence Hoaxed Psychic's False Bomb Tip Cancels Flight Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2004 Reports: Policy, Not Science, Drives Bush Administration Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(3), May/June 2004 Hooking for Hype: Quote Whores and Fake Reviewers Web published at Radfordreviews.com March 15, 2004 Lady and the Champ Fortean Times, March 2004, Issue 182 Mel Gibson’s Controversial New Film The Passion of the Christ Web published at RadfordReviews.com February 26, 2004 Walking Among the Dead Skeptical Briefs newsletter, March 2004 Iowa Chiropractor Suspended Autism Drug Found Worthless 'Summer of the Lake Monsters' Claimed Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, March 2004 Canadian Defendants Victorious in Ritual Abuse Case Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(2), March/April 2004 Investigating a Haunted House-Amherst, New York Web published at Ghostvillage.com January 29, 2004 El Mito del Diez Por Ciento Pensar magazine (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 1(1), January/March 2004 Studies Clear Childhood Vaccine of Links to SIDS, Autism Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 28(1), January/February 2004 Psychic and Faith Healer Convicted of Girl's Sexual Assault Famous Psychic Detective Fails to Find Laci Peterson Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, December 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Real or Reel? Web published at RadfordReviews.com October 9, 2003 How Cryptozoologists Created a Monster Skeptical Briefs newsletter, September 2003 A Weekend at the 28th International Toronto Film Festival Web published at RadfordReviews.com September 12, 2003 Loch Ness Search Comes Up Empty--Again Norwegian UFO: Unfortunate Feline Observation Parents, Police, and Physicians Once Again Respond to Annual Hoax Skin-So-Soft Fails the Repellent Test Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, September 2003 Musician Warren Zevon Dead at 56 Web published at RadfordReviews.com September 11, 2003 How Investigator Bias Can Create a Monster BCSCC Journal (Vancouver, Canada), Issue 50, Summer 2003 Capturing the Friedmans and Questioning Justice Web published at RadfordReviews.com July 29, 2003 Cinema in Rural Newfoundland Web published at RadfordReviews.com July 11, 2003 The Measure of a Monster: Investigating the Champ Photo Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 27(4), July/August 2003 Organ Theft Legend Resurfaces in Mexico Border Slayings Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 27(4), July/August 2003 Colossal Squid 'Sea Monster' Found Michigan 'Psychic' Convicted Underwater Birthing Safety Questioned Woman Rejects Traditional Medicine, Nearly Starves Infant Galapagos Sea Lions Killed for Body Parts Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, June 2003 The Babysitters at Hollywood and Vine Web published at RadfordReviews.com June 9, 2003 A Tour of the Halls of Flummery Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 27(3), May/June 2003 Bigfoot Hoaxer Dies; Legacy Lives On Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 27(2), March/April 2003 Movie Myths (aka Legends of Film, Hilarious) Web published at RadfordReviews.com April 4, 2003 Fortunetelling in Film: The Final Destination Movies Skeptical Briefs newsletter, March 2003 Lessons and Loss in the Columbia Space Shuttle Skeptical Briefs newsletter, March 2003 Maryland Sniper Case Highlights Fallibility of Eyewitness Testimony Racially Divisive NYC Case Based on False Confessions 'Dying Daughter' Revealed as Hoax Mother Tells Daughter to Falsely Report Child Abuse Briefs Briefs column, Skeptical Briefs, March 2003 Briefs Crossword Challenge (crossword puzzle) Skeptical Briefs newsletter, March 2003 Traveler’s Notebook: Marrakesh, Morocco, 2001 Corrales Comment newspaper, February 22, 2003 Pop Singer’s Death Reveals Visit to New Age ‘Miracle Worker’ Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 27(1), January/February 2003 Simplified Skepticism Suffers (review of K.I.S.S. 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Books Edited Bizarre Cases: From the Files of The Skeptical Inquirer 2000, Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal Amherst, New York Mysteries and Miracles of Arizona Jack Kutz, 1989, Rhombus Publishing Co. Corrales, New Mexico Fiction Versions In The Village magazine (London), July 1995 The Fence Carousel (Cibola High School Literary Magazine) Vol. 3, 1987 Essays Perilous Perceptions: Human Fallibility in Technological Endeavor (winner of Western Region Honors Council Essay Contest) University of New Mexico Honors Review, 1993 The Ethical Threat of Hyperbole Vox (Albuquerque Literary Magazine), Vol. 1, Nos.1 & 2 (1993) Art Interior Art- Champ illustration Uniquely Vermont by Emily Raabe 2004, Heinemann Library, New York, New York Article Illustration Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 23(6), November/December 1999 Article Illustration (Table of Contents) Skeptical Inquirer magazine, 23(3), May/June 1999 Front cover illustration Vox (Albuquerque Literary Magazine), Vol. 1, No.1 (1993) Article illustration Cracks in the Silence (Cibola High School Literary Magazine) Vol. 4, 1988 Pacific Perils comic strip (Co-Artist & Writer) Corrales Comment newspaper, 1994-1996 Other Works copyeditor and proofreader Haliksa'i- Student Contributions to Anthropology Vol. 8, 1992 University of New Mexico