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PostHeaderIcon Episode 53

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which Siouxsie is rife with information, Nathan is helpful and hardworking, and Craig finds a quote from a woman!

News:
Why we shouldn’t say that vaccines don’t cause autism. http://thescientificparent.org/vaccines-dont-cause-autism-but-thats-not-...

Australian ‘healer’ Chris Savage flees Bali:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/79413689/dhbs-warning-about-antiv...

Aus Chiro:

PostHeaderIcon Episode 52

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which we talk about the zirka virus, Craig gloats about meeting Penn and Teller, and Siouxsie gets away with anal sex on the radio...

News:
Pastafarians join Druids, Wiccans as official wedding celebrants:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-01/weddings-legalised-for-church-of-t...

The PLOS ONE paper that mentions the Creator:
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0146193 http://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2016/03/02/the-human-hand-is-good...

PostHeaderIcon Episode 51

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which we train our brains to be better at brain training, everyone's mean to Nathan for no reason, and we spend 5 minutes talking about what our palms look like.

(For bonus points - play Guess the Palm with the profile picture)

News:
Brain “training” company Lumosity slapped with $2 million fine for misleading customers
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/popular-brain-game-maker-lumino...

Charlie Sheen joining forces with Dr Oz to chase HIV cure

PostHeaderIcon Episode 50

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cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which Siouxsie finds something else that gives you cancer that doesn't actually give you cancer, Nathan looks at asteroid mining, and Craig finds a ghost in a girls' school...

News:
Specialised shampoo does not slow colour fade:
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/fashion-beauty/news/article.cfm?c_id=42&objectid...

Cooking oils & cancer:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/67898649/which-cook...

New Law asteroid mining:

PostHeaderIcon Episode 49

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
Cast: 
vIQleS

In which we learn about the bubonic plague, discover alien civilisations, and examine fake butts.

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NZ Skeptics Conference 2015
http://conference.skeptics.nz/register
Christchurch November 20th - 22nd

News:

Scientists discover cheese is an addictive as drugs
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/scientists-discover-cheese-addicti...
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117959
http://mic.com/articles/112656/if-you-re-basically-addicted-to-cheese-th...

PostHeaderIcon Episode 48

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which we talk about wormholes, machine learning and memristers, and Harry Potter vibrating broomsticks.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tripods

https://web.archive.org/web/20020905195501/http://www.bushcountry.org/ne...

Noticeboard:

NZ Skeptics Conference 2015:
http://conference.skeptics.nz/register
Christchurch November 20th - 22nd
Skeptic and logic course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/logical-and-critical-thinking

News:

AHaH computing - machine learning and memristers

PostHeaderIcon Episode 47

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which Nathan fails to notice a correlation between insulting his listeners and a lack of feedback, Craig makes obscure 80's music references and Siouxsie introduces us to a dubious device for men.

Blindfold Driving:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ScH1ALEn2E

Celebrity sunscreen fail:
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/national/jessica-albas-sunscreen-...

7-year-old ordered to sit alone at lunch for telling classmates he didn’t believe in god:

PostHeaderIcon Episode 46

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cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which we discuss talking snakes, baby robots, SETI getting funded (and criticised), and death matches featuring laser-wielding cells.

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Oprah in Auckland

News:

Scientists arm cells with mini lasers:
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/07/scientists-arm-cells-tiny-las...

The end of Moore’s Law:

PostHeaderIcon Episode 45

Cast: 
cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

In which Craig asks "Will it float?" (and tries to float), Siouxsie talks about color-changing condoms, and Nathan misses an obvious joke. Also, our roving reporter Graeme Hill interviews Matt Dillahunty and AronRa.

(It's a bit longer than normal because we had a lot of interview to fit in...)

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Skeptical activism
Peter Boghossian http://reason.org.nz/index.php/news/96-peter-boghossian-coming-to-auckland

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PostHeaderIcon Episode 40

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cds
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ubermoo
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vIQleS

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5th-7th December - Skeptics Guide peeps & George appearing at NZ Skeptics Conf in Auckland - tickets now available

News:

Telepathic message sent over the internet! http://m.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11319916
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0105225
Newly described animals do not fit into known phylum http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/09/newly-described-animals-do-not-fit-into-...
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102976