Lunar eclipses are always interesting, though the “blood moon” is a much rarer event. Instead of a total eclipse, the moon is bathed in a red-orange hue of refracted light coming from around Earth. You can read more about it HERE.
Yellowstone Park Animal Flight: Warning of Doom?
Recent videos of animals fleeing Yellowstone Park have many tourists and local residents concerned that a volcanic eruption may be imminent.... I take a closer look at the story... you can read it HERE.
My Piece on Missing Flight 370 on Yahoo News!
As officials from several countries, and dozens of planes and boats, scour the South China Sea and the Bay of Bengal for the mysteriously missing China-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people aboard, some people are wondering if there might be some...
I’m Quoted in Kansas City Star on Death by Sunburst!
A huge solar flare belched a cloud of charged particles into Earth’s path. But other than frying telegraph lines, the electromagnetic collision caused little stir in the world. But how real is the danger of another massive sunburst? I add my two cents in this story,...
Stories and Myths Busted in 2013
For those who didn't see this earlier, I wrote a piece about 7 stories and myths busted in 2013... you can read it HERE.
Satan and Scalia: Why Do People Still Believe in the Devil?
In a recent interview in New York magazine, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia acknowledged his belief in Satan: Scalia said that “I even believe in the Devil…..Of course! Yeah, he’s a real person. Hey, c’mon, that’s standard Catholic doctrine! Every Catholic...
“Nothing But Bad News…”
Sometimes when discussing current events I will hear someone say "Oh, I hate the news... I don't follow the news anymore, it's nothing but bad news." It's just a depressing laundry list of death and war and problems, a daily documentation of the world's progress on...
New Issue: Book Plagiarism and Whether Psychics Could Have Stopped the Boston Bombing!
If you haven't seen the new issue of Skeptical Inquirer magazine, you're missing out! I have a feature article on plagiarism I found in a book about vampires from a famous publisher, and a column about whether accurate psychic information could have stopped the Boston...
Guest Appearance on Project: Archivist
I was recently interviewed by the great guys at the Project: Archivist podcast, talking about cults in general and doomsday cults specifically. I'll post a link once the show's out!
I’m quoted in an article in “The Journal of Water Law”
I'm quoted discussing water scarcity in an article in The Journal of Water Law, talking about the myth that there is a water shortage on Earth. You can read the article HERE.