Alex Kasprak

Alex Kasprak is a science writer and journalist whose work has been featured in The Atlantic, Motherboard, New Scientist, and other venues. Prior to joining Snopes, he was a staff science writer at BuzzFeed and a science communicator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has master's degrees in geological sciences from Brown University and in science writing from Johns Hopkins University. He once found the world’s first Iberian phytosaur fossil, if you are into that kind of thing.

An Italian hospital employee has been accused of skipping work and collecting pay for 15 years.
Was a Hospital Employee in Italy Accused of Skipping Work For 15 Years?
  • 22 April 2021
The "serial absenteeist" was placed under investigation for fraud, extortion, and abuse of office.
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Do Humans Age Most At 34, 60, and 78 Years Old?
Do Humans Age Most At 34, 60, and 78 Years Old?
  • 21 April 2021
The answer, my friend, is flowing in the vein.
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Tie, Accessories, Accessory
Did a ‘Stanford/NIH’ Study Conclude Masks Don’t Work?
  • 21 April 2021
Really depends on how you define these words: Stanford, NIH, Study, Conclude, Mask, and Work.
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Person, Human, Clothing
Did the Families of Emmett Till and George Floyd Watch Chauvin Verdict Together?
  • 20 April 2021
A cousin of Emmett Till and a brother of George Floyd appeared together in an...
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Bottle, Plot, Cylinder
Did a 2-Year-Old in Virginia Die After Getting COVID-19 Vaccination?
  • 20 April 2021
The claim is based solely on a dubious report from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting...
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Budweiser is giving away a free beer to people who can prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Is Budweiser Giving Away a Free Beer to People Who Have Been Vaccinated?
  • 19 April 2021
For a limited time, and in participating states only, it is possible that proof of...
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Soil, Archaeology, Fossil
Are These Dildos Really 28,000 Years Old?
  • 16 April 2021
The Hohle Fels phallus is popularly considered to be the oldest known dildo.
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Business Card, Paper, Text
’18 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting a COVID Vaccine’ Post Filled With Reckless Falsehoods
  • 16 April 2021
A blog post riddled with misinformation is effectively a "Now That's What I Call Music"...
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We looked into whether Robert F. Kennedy Jr. won a Supreme Court case against mandatory vaccination.
Did RFK Jr. Win a Supreme Court Case Against Mandatory Vaccination?
  • 12 April 2021
Two false rumors combined do not make a truth.
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Furniture, Lab, Person
Did 4 States Halt Administration of J&J Vaccine Due to Safety Concerns?
  • 13 April 2021
Adverse reactions in four states led to a temporary cessation of the administration of the...
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Person, Human, Suit
Did Prince Philip Say He Wanted To Be Reincarnated as a Deadly Virus?
  • 9 April 2021
This line of thinking first appeared in a foreword authored by the prince to an...
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Clothing, Apparel, Person
Do ‘Disposable Blue Face Masks’ Contain Asbestos-Like Substance?
  • 8 April 2021
A specific disposable mask that contains a coating of graphene was distributed by officials in...
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