As the Juno spacecraft has finally entered Jupiter's orbit, the
first images of Jupiter and the 3 moons, Europa, Io and Ganymede
have been sent back to Earth. And these pretty pictures are purely
for the enjoyment of humans rather than any specific scientific
Join us on an exploration of Sydney’s ‘Upside Down’:
the weird, wacky and wonderful, from the woo you’ve always
wondered about, to cool museums and quirky experiences. All with
a group of fabulous like minded sceptics.
More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran is joined
by Matt Parker, possibly the only person to hold
the prestigious title of London Mathematical Society Popular Lecturer
while simultaneously having a sold-out comedy show at the Edinburgh
Festival Fringe, Matt is always keen to mix his two passions of
mathematics and stand-up.
Health and Wellness Woo! - This week Mandy-Lee looks at MTHFR
Gene Testing. Is it valid? Is it of use? Find out with
the first report from 'The Diet Skeptic'.
Why the RCVS must prevent vets from prescribing
Homeopathic care for animals?
The case against homeopathy has never been clearer, with every
well-controlled study showing these remedies are no more effective
than a placebo. This is to be expected, as homeopathic treatments
contain no active substances at all. - Danny Chambers
Helium gas has finite uses as it escapes into the atmosphere. Helium
has uses beyond party balloons - it's important for science, medicine
and technology. Uses include MRI machines, deep sea exploration,
Large Hadron Collider and rockets!
Global supplies of helium was predicted to run out within 20 years
until recently when a helium gas field in Tanzania was discovered.
This will give us an extra 7 years of world helium supplies.
Here are our top 3 biggest science surprises of 2016!
Tesla driverless cars in an overnight upgrade, the unexpected Samsung
Galaxy Note 7 disaster, and streets becoming overwhelmed by those
immersed in the augmented reality of Pokemon Go.
The Cass Files - With Dr Cassandra Perryman
Cannabis, hashish, hemp, sinsemilla; informalpot, dope, grass,
weed, Mary Jane, bud, hash, bhang, kef, ganja, locoweed; reefer,
doob, spliff, toke, roach... get the idea? Cassanddra gives us her
view on the drug of choice of many throughout the world.
NSW government to investigate AVsN fund-raising
The Australian newspaper reports that NSW Fair Trading authorities
will investigate the Australian Vaccination-sceptics Network (AVSN)
for “potential breaches of the Charitable Fundraising Act
and the Associations Incorporation Act”.
More in the series of interviews from QED. This week Eran talks
with Britt Hermes, a former naturopathic 'doctor'
who shares the hard truths about naturopathic medicine to protect
patients. Her message is "Please don't be fooled by natural
and alternative medicine."
Guest reporter Kevin Davies interviews Prof.
Ross Hannan, head of the department of cancer biology and
therapeutics at The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU
College of Medicine. What is the latest news on cancer research
and what is the link to Jackie Chan?
Join the cast of the Skeptic Zone Podcast, and host of
special guests, in their first audio adventure as they board the
Australian Space Ship Solar Flare to fight
the forces of woo thoughout the galaxy!
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