Contributions

‘A Little Bit Subversive’: Science and Skepticism at the Dutchess County Fair
October 4, 2018


Picture a county fair. What do you see? A petting zoo and a cattle competition? A blacksmith and an old-time tractor display? A Ferris wheel and a funnel cake stand? The Dutchess County Fair in New York State’s Hudson Valley has all those things, but in 2018 it also had a bunch of tattoos and …

Sensational Journalism: Blowing up the New England Supervolcano Story
August 8, 2018


Look out, New Englanders! Did you know there’s a rising, bubbling supervolcano right below the surface of New Hampshire? Better get to living free, before you die! At least that’s the conclusion you might draw from the headline of a June 26 story (Fox News 2018), “A new supervolcano is brewing under Massachusetts, Vermont and …