9 May, 2017
Tickets are now available for Skepticon, the 33rd Australian Skeptics National Convention, November 2017
The Skeptical highlight of the year, our 33rd convention is being organised by Think Inc, and will be held on November 18-19, 2017, at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney.
This promises to be a great event, with speakers including: science media star Dr Karl; astronomer Prof Alan Duffy; YouTube super-debunker Captain Dissolution; comedian and MC Lawrence Leung; former naturopath and now critic of alt med Britt Hermes; doctor and TV personality Dr Brad McKay; award winning documentary maker Sonya Pemberton; Walkley award-winner journalist Kathy Marks; and doctor-cum-magician Dr Vyom Sharma.
More great speakers will be announced soon.
30 April, 2017
Our Crossword this month is mainly about Conspiracy Theories.
May 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle (HTML format)
81 May 2017 Crossword Conspiracy Theories (.pdf format).
There are ten new May 2017 Logic & Maths Problems (HTML format)
58 Logic and Maths Puzzles May 2017 for pdf (.pdf format);
with new Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the Puzzles Page
31 March, 2017
Our Crossword this month has Paranormal Pastimes as its theme, and we return to a choice of standard or cryptic clues.
April 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle (HTML format)
80 April 2017 Crossword Paranormal Pastimes (.pdf format).
There are ten new April 2017 Logic & Maths Problems (HTML format)
57 Logic and Maths Puzzles April 2017 for pdf (.pdf format);
and a new set of seven Picture Puzzles and twenty “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE
28 February, 2017
Our Crossword this month is on General Skeptical Issues
March 2017 Skeptical Crossword Puzzle (HTML format)
79-mar-2017-crossword-general (.pdf format);
with ten new Logic & Maths Problems
March 2017 Logic & Maths Problems (HTML format)
56-logic-and-maths-puzzles-march-2017 (.pdf format);
and a new set of Picture Puzzles and “Mixed Bag” questions at the top of the PUZZLES PAGE
22 February, 2017
by Francesca Folk-Scolaro
As a member of the Australian Skeptics, I was pleased that the Victorian Branch* was able to fund and so support the work of science teachers in Victorian schools.
The staging of Science Talent Search 2016 at Latrobe University last 24th of October showed that the teaching and study of science are alive and well. The Australian Skeptics are proud to support the teachers and the schools in their important work.
This year, students from the following schools benefited from the $3,300 Australian Skeptics donation. Read the rest of this entry »