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The Podcast from Australia for Science and Reason. Join Richard Saunders and his team of reporters for your weekly dose of skeptical news and interviews, reports and comments. Past guests have included, James Randi, Stephen Fry, Tim Minchin, Eugenie Scott, Dr Phil Plait, Michael Marshall, Dr Steve Novella, Dr Pamela Gay, Jon Ronson, Dr Ben Goldacre, Simon Singh, Prof. Richard Wiseman, Dick Smith, Banachek, Prof. Chris French, George Hrab, Tim Ferguson, Dr Paul Willis and many, many more. Featuring Australian radio legend Maynard with his Spooky Action, Jo Alabaster from the 'Evidence Please' blog, Eran Segev's Grain of Salt, Dr Rachael Dunlop with 'Dr Rachie Reports' and Heidi Robertson aka 'The Raw Skeptic'.
October 6th, 2013
Episode 270 of 432 episodes
Introduction Richard Saunders 0:05:30 Dr Rachie Reports A recently identified link between a toxic amino acid found in blue-green algae and several motor neuron diseases could help researchers devise a therapy for the fatal conditions. 0:15:00 Dr Rachie Reports An interview with Warren Bonnet from Embiggen Books, followed by the launch of the book "The Explainer - From Deja Vu to Why the Sky Is Blue, and Other Conundrums" with Dr Mick Vagg and Dr Rachie. 0:26:15 A message from Susan Gerbic Guerrilla Skepticism on Wikipedia The mission of the Guerrilla Skepticism editing team is to improve skeptical content of Wikipedia. We do this by improving pages of our skeptic spokespeople, providing noteworthy citations, and removing the unsourced claims from paranormal and pseudoscientific pages. Why? Because evidence is cool. We train – We mentor – Join us. 0:30:10 Saunders on the Radio From the vault, Richard Saunders talks about the Mind-Body-Spirit Expo in Sydney. 0:42:40 A Week in Science The Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is a national scientific not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bring science to people and people to science. 0:48:40 George Hrab "Small Comfort" For Adele, a little Tabby cat who lived in Sydney, Australia.