John Cook

John Cook is the executive editor of the Special Projects Desk, which produces investigative work across all of Gizmodo Media Group’s web sites.
  • How To Deal With Science Deniers

    Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are making a comeback.

  • Is This The Guy Who Killed Bin Laden?

    Yesterday the Associated Press profiled “John,” the secretive CIA agent who led the effort to locate and kill Osama. The CIA asked the AP not to report John’s full name or identifying details, and the AP complied. But internet spy-hunter and data anarchist John Young, of Cryptome, thinks he’s found a photo of this master…