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The Skeptic Zone

Dec 11, 2016

Richard Saunders

New Zealand Skeptics 2016 Conference
We head to Queenstown, then to Wanaka to visit Puzzling World for the NZ Skeptics Dinner and Awards. Joining in is Susan Gerbic. Also an interview with Stuart Landsborough to find out about his $100,000 Psychic Prize.
Live music by Brad MacClure

Take Stock - With Shelley Stocken
Twins! Are you a twin? Are you psychic? Shelley Stocken asks her twin sister or it is the other way around?

Brew Ha Ha: Science in less time than it takes to order a coffee
With Ben Lewis

South African building Africa’s first private satellite, via ScienceAlert:

Australian school students make HIV drug for $2, via Sydney Morning Herald:

The Pope has called out climate deniers, via Washington Post:
Plastic banknotes contain meat by-product, via Quartz:

Scurvy is back, via SBS:

According to research, people are more likely to recycle things they see as part of their identity. For example, a personalised coffee increases the chances of you recycling your coffee paper cup!

Further reading via ScienceDaily:

The Earth-like planet Proxima b has just been discovered orbiting the star nearest to our Sun. We decided to check out some of its features to see if it's likely to be the next hot holiday destination.

Further reading via ABC:

Sensing Murder - Letter to Network 10 in 2004
With another series of Sensing Murder to be produced in New Zealand, Richard Saunders looks back to 2004 when he wrote a letter of concern to Network 10 Australia before they axed the show.


Richard Saunders talks in California, Dec. 2016

BAS Skeptalk : Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 7:30pm
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

OC Science Club : Friday, December 30, 2016 - 7:00pm
Del Frisco's Grille
772 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, California 92618