Special Articles — Curiouser and Curiouser
A column by Kylie Sturgess
April 3, 2013
“The goal for Pterosaur Trouble and the other Tales of Prehistoric Life series books is persuasive photorealism—or heightened realism, anyway. I want it to look like I just popped back in time with my camera and took some nature photographs. That concept constrains every aspect of the creation of the illustrations.”
February 27, 2013
Dr. Ben Goldacre is a best-selling author, broadcaster, medical doctor and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. For this interview, we discuss the extent of the problems that face the medical establishment and what we can do to solve these problems.
February 1, 2013
On January 23, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients delivered a birthday present to Houston cancer quack Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and the Burzynski Clinic: a donation of around $13,000 raised in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – with a request that the clinic match those funds for the hospital.
January 2, 2013
Cara Santa Maria – Huffington Post’s senior science correspondent and host of the “Talk Nerdy to Me” series. Her published research has spanned various topics, including clinical psychological assessment, the neuropsychology of blindness, neuronal cell culture techniques, and computational neurophysiology.
December 7, 2012
A Discussion With Science Teacher Laurie Tarr.
November 7, 2012
An Interview with Quackometer’s Andy Lewis
October 15, 2012
An Interview with Science Television Creator Sonya Pemberton.
September 26, 2012
The Merseyside Skeptics recently launched a video called Testing the Shuzi Sports Band. In order to find out more about its creation, I spoke to Mike Hall of the Merseyside Skeptics.
September 13, 2012
Robin Ince is a comedian you might recognise as the co-presenter of BBC Radio’s The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox—he’s also the creator of stage-show and author of The Bad Book Club: One Man’s Quest to Uncover the Books That Taste Forgot and the creator of the Australian feature movie Razzle Dazzle.
August 6, 2012
After the first QEDCon in 2011, I interviewed Mark Henderson for Token Skeptic Episode #55, while attending a session of the Westminster Skeptics in the pub. We talked about a book he was in the process of writing while working as the Science Editor for The Times newspaper. That book, The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, is out now.
June 29, 2012
An Interview With Jonny Scaramanga
June 6, 2012
Interview from the Sixth World Skeptics Congress, Berlin
May 9, 2012
There’s two things the general public are guaranteed to be concerned about: their health and the contents of their wallets. Yet somehow we are drawn to claims that you can make your thighs thin via a tube of goop and eagerly purchase promises of perfect complexions through using gunk best slapped on with a spatula.
March 21, 2012
Interview with Documentary Filmmakers Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom
February 15, 2012
An interview with Amardeo Sarma, founder and chairman of the German Society for the Scientific Investigation of Para-Sciences (GWUP), chairman of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations (ECSO), and fellow and Executive Council member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
January 25, 2012
Protesting by Plane with the Stop The Anti-Vaccination Network
December 19, 2011
An Interview with Andy Lewis of Quackometer
November 29, 2011
Sexism, Skepticism and Civility Online: an Interview with Jennifer Ouellette
November 4, 2011
Project Barnum exists to educate the public and venue providers about techniques that psychics and mediums often attempt to pass off as supernatural ability.
October 7, 2011
Rationalism and Rebuilding at the Christchurch Convention, 2011
August 10, 2011
I was fortunate enough to see Richard Wiseman, a popular figure on the skeptical scene, present in Australia as a part of National Science Week...
July 20, 2011
In skepticism, the double-X chromosome is not queen; the broader landscape of gender politics is inescapable and influences how we interact with others and ...
April 7, 2011
An Interview with Tim Minchin
March 24, 2011
An Interview with Paul Willis
March 10, 2011
An Interview with Michael Blanford of the James Randi Educational Foundation
January 24, 2011
An Interview with Skeptically Speaking's Desiree Schell.
December 14, 2010
During my time at the conference, I took the opportunity to get as much feedback from the participants and the audience about their experiences...
November 30, 2010
An Interview with Scott Sigler
October 19, 2010
On Jan 30, 2010 at 10:23am, more than three hundred skeptics in the UK took part in a mass homeopathic overdose...
September 24, 2010
An interview with Professor Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris
September 16, 2010
Dragon*Con 2010 was estimated to draw more than 40,000 fans, dealers, exhibitors, artists, guests, and volunteers from all over the world...
June 29, 2010
Warren Bonett is the proprietor of the Embiggen Books Bookshop in Noosaville, Queensland, in northeast Australia, a bookshop devoted to rationalism and science.
March 31, 2010
Kylie Sturgess relates her experience as a skeptic attending the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia.