No Reason to Believe That Sykes’s Yeti-Bear Cryptid Exists
Sykes, named “Cryptozoologist of the Year 2013” according to the blog CryptoZooNews, seems to be gaining more and more prominence and respect among cryptozoologists. However, certain of his pronouncements seem highly dubious to his fellow scientists; he has reached some embarrassingly incorrect conclusions, and a number of his statements as to his credentials are thought to be misleading.
Sylvia Browne’s FBI File: Examining Her Alleged Detective Work and a Federal Criminal Investigation
Recently obtained FBI files shatter Sylvia Browne’s insinuation that she had a relationship with federal law enforcement and show that the only interest the agency had in Browne was investigating her for fraud.
Discovery’s Mountain of Mystery Mongering: The Mass Murdering Yeti
A much-hyped two-hour Discovery Channel “documentary” delved into a decades-old pseudo-mystery known as the Dyatlov Pass incident in which nine Russian skiers died under unclear circumstances in the Ural Mountains.
Bill Nye’s Take on the Nye-Ham Debate
Bill Nye gives his own first-person view of this much-watched and much-discussed debate, the circumstances surrounding it, his preparations and strategy, and the reasons he decided to take part.
Has Global Warming Stopped?
The latest public confusion about climate change involves an apparent slowing of the rise of global temperatures. What is the reality concerning this putative temperature ‘plateau’?
You Can’t Handle the Truthiness: A Night Out with the 9/11 Truth Community
It’s the day of the Rapture, May 21st, 2011, but I’m on my way to the First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, for other reasons.
All They Want Is the Truth
At an unconventional convention in Atlanta in February, conspiracy theorists, UFO researchers, alternative medicine advocates, new patriots, and…
The Little QEDCon That Can—Question, Explore, Discover In Manchester
It’s not often that a convention is cheerfully preoccupied by the sound of crunching.
14th Annual CFI Houdini Seance
Joe Nickell recently sat down with Director of CFI Libraries Tim Binga to hold the 14th Annual Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Houdini Séance.
Acupuncture: A Science-Based Assessment
Acupuncture has become increasingly embedded within the American healthcare system, despite mounting empirical evidence against it.