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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...

Active body, active mind - keeping aerobically fit improves your brain activity as you age. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/uot-aba102215.php

Comet Lovejoy giving away free alcohol! http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/nsfc-rcc102315.php

Bubonic Plague wasn’t spread by fleas. http://news.sciencemag.org/health/2015/10/bronze-age-bubonic-plague-wasn...

Have we discovered an alien superstructure? http://bigthink.com/think-tank/not-a-hoax-scientists-may-have-discovered...

Joe Nickell visits Auckland - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Nickell

Theranos controversy http://www.wired.com/2015/10/ok-theranos-heres-the-data-the-world-needs-...

Woo Zealand:

Pharmacy Council trying to change their Code of Ethics to allow selling alternative medicines. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/282866038_Title_Proposed_changes... (Ben and Olivia)

Bubbles in the Waikato River. Is it a Taniwha? https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/is-it-a-taniwha-strange-bubb...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Scott_(medical_researcher)

Interview - Joe Nickell

Deliah’s dubious device:

http://www.scenartherapies.com/order-online
uhip: http://www.osim.com/NZ/product/uhip-hip-butt-muscle-massager.aspx?catego...

WOTD:

wantage

Quote:

“The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.” - Lewis Thomas (American medical researcher)