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’?
Bigfoot Lookalikes: Tracking Hairy Man-Beasts
Over my years as a skeptical cryptozoologist, I have looked for real, natural lookalikes to explain various reported “monsters.” Are there animals that might be mistaken for Bigfoot?
The Mysteries of Leonardo
Leonardo da Vinci not only epitomizes genius and creativity, but he is also one of the most sought-after sources of mysteries, both real and invented.
Dr. Oz’s Questionable Wizardry
Miracles are pretty rare events. Except on television’s Dr. Oz Show, where they appear with astonishing frequency.
The Psychic Defective Revisited: Years Later, Sylvia Browne’s Accuracy Remains Dismal
An update of our “Psychic Defective” analysis examines developments in eleven cases Sylvia Browne made predictions about, explores a new reading, and scrutinizes her other failed predictions about the papacy and American politics.
Stardust, Smoke, and Mirrors: The Myth of the Mad Genius
The myth of the mad genius began with a misinterpretation of Plato’s “divine madness” and has since gathered support and credibility because of public fascination, media distortion, and enthusiastic pseudoscience.
Lost Lessons of the Strangling Angel
Europe’s diphtheria outbreaks in the 1940s provide a sobering context for modern anti-vaccination claims.