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Sad day for doomsday

DATELINE AUSTRALIA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TSUNAMI HITS SYDNEY Yesterday, September 20th 2018 at 9pm, a tsunami wreaked havoc along the NSW coast from Newcastle in the north to Nowra in the south. Huge regions of Sydney where devastated including the seaside suburbs of Cronulla, Bondi and Manly. The…

New president for ASI

Australian Skeptics Inc is very pleased to announce the appointment of Alethea Dean as president. Previous president Eran Segev has moved back into the general committee after a total of seven years in the top chair. Alethea has been a member of the ASI committee since 2016. She was instrumental…

Open letter to the RSL : Let the Dead Rest in Peace

Australian Skeptics groups across the country ask that RSL clubs no longer host ‘talk-to-the-dead psychics’ as entertainment.

Cochrane negative review of omega-3 rebutted … and the rebuttal rebutted

A Cochrane review of research into the health effects of omega-3 has been attacked by a board member of the National Heart Foundation and by supplements company Blackmores as “fake science”. But that attack has now itself been rebutted by the lead author of the Cochrane review, who outlines the…

Naturopath banned for life following baby’s near-death

Marilyn Bodnar, an “extreme diet” naturopath who was acquitted of a manslaughter charge in 1987 when one of her clients starved themselves to death on a water-only diet, has now been banned for life from “providing any health service in any capacity, either paid or voluntary”. The Permanent Prohibition Order…

NZ Skeptics conference – November 16-18, Auckland

This year’s NZ Skeptics Conference is on the weekend of November 16-18 in Auckland, located at Butterfly Creek near Auckland International Airport, where the entire conference takes place. Events kick off on the Friday evening with a conference welcome and skeptically themed pub quiz. There’s a full day of speakers…

Possibility of sign language interpretation at Skepticon

Australian Skeptics Inc is concerned to ensure that all people are able to express their ‘skepticality’ and make the most of skeptical activities. With that in mind, we are considering including Auslan sign language interpreters on stage during Skepticon, the 2018 Australian Skeptics National Convention in October. We would like…

Speaker changes at 2018 Skepticon convention

Good news is Scibabe is in; sad news is that Sawbones can’t make it.