I was recently a guest on the Cryptologic Radio show, talking about monsters, Bigfoot, chupacabras, and skepticism. You can listen to it HERE.
The respected PBS television series “Nova” has won multiple Peabody and Emmy awards. So how did it manage to so badly bungle an episode on anorexia, spreading myths and misinformation about the dangerous disease? Here’s a piece of investigative journalism I did, adapted from my Masters thesis on the subject of eating disorder misinformation in the media. You can read it HERE.
There’s a recent and brilliant skeptical debunking by Anna Maltese and John Rael of claims made by Danish “extreme archer” Lars Andersen… Check it out HERE.
A new article quoted my Discovery News story and analysis of the boy who claimed he went to heaven, then admitted he didn’t… you can read it HERE.
My new article for Discovery News on Brian Williams and the psychology of false memories is now out, check it out HERE.
Last month what looked like a human finger was found on a beach in northern Australia; police were called but in the end scientists solved the mystery… you can read my article about this displaced digit HERE.
I was recently interviewed on The Humanist Hour, talking about skepticism, skeptical investigation, miracles, and much more. You can hear the show HERE.
A Chilean farmer recently found a pair of partly mummified animals in a wine cellar. Of course the obvious explanation is “chupacabra,” though as I explain it’s almost certainly not… yes, the little vampire beastie just won’t die. You can read the story HERE.
You may have heard that a boy who wrote an inspiring “true story” best-seller about going to heaven has admitted he made it up. I wrote an article on it, and a analysis about why many people believed it, you can read it HERE.