Monday 12 November 2012

Weekly Round-up, week ending 11/11/12

What's the time? it's Round-up time. That's right, put your boredom aside for a bit and get a load of this.

Did you know we have Dr Aarathi Prasad, author of Like a Virgin, coming to talk to us about how science is redesigning the rules of sex on Wednesday night at the Victoria.  Details here.

What do you do with all the junk mail that comes through your door?  How about cutting them into pieces and making a Carl Sagan mosaic.

According to Brian Cox, BBC bosses feared alien discovery could breach editorial guidelines.

Do multi-vitamins have any effect on cardio-vascular disease? (no)

Performance-boosting drugs, powered prostheses and wearable computers are coming to an office near you. Is that a good thing?

Which American state has the most racist post-election tweeters?  Find out here.

Have you ever doubted that the Daily Mail is irredeemable shit?  Here's Martin Robbins to help remove that doubt.

Uganda to officially pass ‘Kill The Gays’ bill. Disgusting.

Know your science from your pseudoscience.  Here are 10 questions to help distinguish between the two.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Britain's first contribution to space exploration. Royal Mail is celebrating with a set of six commemorative stamps featuring images from European Space Agency missions.

As the rest of India celebrates Hinduism's festival of lights on Tuesday, unscrupulous witch doctors known as “tantriks” will sneak into the country's dark corners to kill some owls.

Spotting the International Space Station fly over is fantastic sight, wouldn't it be great if NASA could send you an email to let you know when it is just about to fly over.  Well, they do, here.

A discovery for you drinkers out there.  The first gene for beer foam could improve froth.

If you're looking to give up smoking, this useful review of available treatments will help you find the most effective.

Have you 'liked' our Skeptical DVDs Facebook page yet? 

That'll be that then. Hopefuly see you Wednesday night at the Victoria for Dr Aarathi Prasad's talk.

This week's round-up was put together by Birmingham Skeptics organiser and part-timer, Paul Bryant.

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