We join Maynard at Sydney Skeptics in the Pub where he interviews
Dr Andrea Leong, a microbiologist with an interest
in finding ways to reduce antibiotic use. Her PhD thesis looked
at surface coatings that repel and kill bacteria by using antimicrobial
peptides, a class of molecule that could prove to be an alternative
to conventional antibiotics.
A feature documentary film by Jessica Schab & Élisabeth
Feytit - Produced by l'Esprit & la Matière - Expected
release date: late 2018.
After 10 years of being a New Age guru and iconic Crystal Child,
Jessica Schab, aka Jessica Mystic, chose to quit her ‘mission’
and started de-conditioning herself from the esoteric ideas that
had ruled her life for so long.
Scientific literacy low priority for CAM
A draft industry skills forecast for the complementary health
industry puts scientific literacy near the bottom of a list of “key
generic skills – ranked in order of importance”.
“Sciences, mathematics and scientific literacy” ranks
11 out of 12, meaning that finance and entrepreneurship (including
the ability to sell ideas and products) are more important. Only
“environmental and sustainability” skills rate lower
than an appreciation and knowledge of science.
18 nurses face disciplinary action after
anti-vax comments on Facebook
EIGHTEEN nurses are facing possible disciplinary action
for allegedly posting anti-vaccination comments on Facebook, after
a pro-vaccination campaigner reported them to the health watchdog.
- Vanda Carson, The Courier-Mail
Dr Angie Mattke and Dragon*Con
We chat to Dr Angie who is now the Assistant Director for the Skeptrack
at Dragon*Con in Atlanta.
Britt Hermes, a noted skeptical campaigner, has been taken to court
in Germany by US-based naturopath ‘Dr’ Colleen Huber,
claiming that Britt has defamed her. For this reason, Australian
Skeptics Inc is managing a fundraising campaign to assist Britt
in her current legal action.
Diagnostic Radiographer Trish Hann tells us of some of the supersitions
she has encountered in her years of work at the Royal Prince Alfred
Hospital in Sydney. Also her concerns with chiropractic neck manipulation.
FIFTY-FOUR NSW children have likely died from diseases for which
a vaccine was available, and almost half of the deaths over the
past decade were considered “preventable”. Story by
Danielle Le Messurier, The Daily Telegraph
Join Dr Eugenie Scott and Richard Saunders
as they wander through Big Trees State Park in California.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park is a state park
of California, United States, preserving two groves of giant sequoia
trees. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Arnold, California
in the middle elevations of the Sierra Nevada.
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!
The Skeptic Zone Podcast
is an independent production by Richard Saunders and the team of reporters.
The views and opinions expressed on the Skeptics Zone Podcast are not
necessarily those Australian Skeptics Inc. or any other skeptical organisation.