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P hacking: One reason so many scientific studies may be wrong

Geoff Cumming explains the epidemic of false positives in published scientific research.

Government U-turn on CSIRO climate science

Science Minister and PM reverse at least some of CSIRO’s February announcement

Canberra Skeptics Lecture: Nuclear Issues in Australia and Beyond; One Perspective

Date: Monday, 14 May 2012 Time: 6.00-7.30pm Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601 Speaker: Professor Dr George Dracoulis, FAA Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation   Nuclear issues in Australia have had a conflicted history.  We are a country with significant uranium resources but no…

Canberra Skeptics: An Introduction to MPS (Management PseudoScience): Or Why a Hard Nose is No Protection for a Soft Head

A Canberra Skeptics Lecture Speaker: John Smyrk Date: 13 December 2011 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre, Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601 Free Admission The field of management has provided particularly rich soil for the cultivation and propagation of nonsense.  This observation lies in sharp…

Canberra Skeptics: Get off that Armchair and Change the World! – Skeptical Activism in Action

Speaker: Richard Saunders Date: 14 November 2011 Time: 6:00-7:30pm Location: Optus Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre, Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601 Free Admission Richard Saunders will give an overview of some of the recent success achieved by skeptical activism, including the downfall of the Power Balance company in…

Witch-hunters, Injustice and Superstition: How Science and Skepticism Will Benefit Africa?

Canberra Skeptics Inc. and the CSIRO Discovery Science Centre Proudly Present: Mr Leo Igwe Date: 18 August 2011 Time: 6-7.30pm Location: Optus Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Science Centre, Clunies Ross Street Acton ACT 2601 Free Admission Africans stand to gain a lot by embracing the skeptical outlook; what are those gains?…

2010: The year in science, skepticism and woo.

What were your highlights for science and scepticism in 2010? There were some big “wins” for critical thinking in 2010, but sadly alternative medicine and scams continued to abound, with the explosion in popularity of Power Balance bracelets a very good example of the continuing gullibility of the general public….

Dr Karl says, “Get Fact!”

Dr Karl has just released his 27th booked entitled “Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Science”. Dr Karl has taken on Santa Claus, atom bombs, ‘friendly’ dolphins and ‘killer’ whales, meteors, black holes, string theory and camel’s humps. In his 27 mega-selling books, he demolishes myths, tells readers how to…