In Oakland, California we visit the National Science for Science Education to interview Brad Hoge, Director of teacher support.
Brad joined NCSE in 2017 to help steward NCSEteach into its next phase. He has been a classroom teacher, a children's museum curator, a research scientist, and a science educator, including working as an associate professor at the University of Houston - Downtown. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rice University, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M.
Ear candling is a widely promoted alternative medical practice that involves inserting and lighting a hollow candle in the ear canal. It is claimed that candling creates a vacuum that removes wax and that it can also relieve ear ache, glue ear, tinnitus, sinus problems, chronic headache, migraine, sore throat, allergies and many more conditions.
In fact, ear candles and candling are ineffective and dangerous.
From the pages of 'The Skeptic' magazine from Australia, Vol. 4 No. 3 - An astronomer's view of astrology. By Philip A. Ianna.
One of the impressive things about astrology today is the extent to which it pervades our culture. More people know their sun sign than know their own blood type, and after hundreds of years of very astrology beginning 5000 years you can find zodiac motifs on almost anything.
For this week's (almost) New Year's Eve Diet Skeptic Report dietitian Mandy-Lee Noble has been inspired by social media encouraging us to kick off 2019 with a diet! And the one diet that seems to be the most popular this year is the keto or ketogenic diet.
Things Anti-Vaxxers Say
The internet is full of wisdom... it's just that it can get lost with all the stupidity. With Maynard as the voice of reason and Richard as the voice of.... crazy!
Britt Hermes is an American former naturopath and noted skeptical campaigner, who has spent much time and effort lately in campaigning against naturopathic practices. She is the author of the blog Naturopathic Diaries.
Fighting Anti-Vax nonsense and promoting good health. Midaat was established with the goal of aiding the public in Israel to gain necessary information, identify health risks, and protect itself from those risks.
The last of the Skepticon interviews with Dr Ian Musgrave, Dr Brad McKay and Kate Browne
Misleading and Unsafe Practices by Anti-Vaccination Campaigners
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commission has received multiple complaints regarding misleading and unsafe practices by anti-vaccination (anti-vax) campaigners and the potential risks that such persons and associations pose to the public health and safety.
We ask pubbers what podcasts they would like to hear. With Trish,
Jessica, Rowland, Gavin and Jessica Singer.
The Raw Skeptic Report... with Heidi Robertson
Release of NCIRS 2017 Immunisation Coverage Report and Australian
Immunisation Register Data Transfer Study Report. Two new reports
released by the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance
(NCIRS) shine a bright new light on immunisation coverage in Australia.
Dr Pamela Gay
Dr Vyom Sharmer
Anti-vax activist charges parents $4000
for ‘expert report’
An anti-vaccination activist with no medical training is charging
$4000 for an “expert report” to present in court cases
to help parents who do not want to have their children vaccinated.
- By Jane Hansen
Finally, a documentary about scientists who get misrepresented
by the media.
Those TV documentaries you see, and the science experts they feature?
Did you know that producers often edit them out of context, and
twist their words, to make it seem like they promoted some pop sensationalism
instead of the real facts?
Science Friction is going to expose these faux documentaries by
name, and will give the scientists a chance to clear the record.
The GSoW Team
Dr Sue Blackmore
Aust Skeptics Campaigns and Investigations
– have your say
Australian Skeptics Inc is regularly involved in a range
of campaigns and investigations, some of which have been well-publicised
(like the investigation of the PowerBalance wrist band), and others
that are on-going and still under wraps.
This is your chance to get involved. Feel free to contact us with
tips and suggestions. You might also like to add your own active
contribution and play a part in the campaign and/or investigation
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!
Invented, Folded and Photographed
by Richard Saunders
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.