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September 7, 2019

During August's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona talked about death and dying, and that dying, at some point, is actually OK (believe it or not).

This seems at odds with modern medicine and science, where it seems that all discoveries are gea...

August 13, 2019

During July's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Mina Bakhit spoke about his PhD and post-doctoral work in antibiotic resistance.

While the discovery of antibiotics has been one of the great successes in modern medicine, we are now know that too many antibiotics is really "too...

July 7, 2019

During May's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Prof Jonti Horner took us on a whirlwind tour of our rocky neighbours in space and discussed the likelihood of them hitting Earth. We learn about the Earths history of impacts, from those that helped wipe out the dinosaurs to more r...

May 12, 2019

During our April Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub, we heard from Senior Research Fellow Dr Sarah Boulter talks about adaptation and sustainability in a world increasingly affected by climate change. In her talk Dr Boulter provides a comprehensive summary of the recent 5t...

April 14, 2019

During our March GC Skeptics in the Pub, environmental scientist Jonas Larsen presented on his recent publication in the Skeptic Magazine.

He discusses some of the most prominent myths in the environmental movement and how they are working against their own cause, from...

March 24, 2019

During Febuary's GC Skeptics in the Pub, we teamed up with Queensland Skeptics and the Brisbane Skeptical Society to host a special event in celebration of Darwin Day. Darwin Day is an internationally celebrated day intended to inspire people throughout the globe to re...

February 5, 2019

During January's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Gina Cleo talked about her PhD findings and the relationship between habits and weight loss.

We all know that diets don't work, at least in the long term. We have heard over and over how healthy eating needs to be a "life styl...

December 18, 2018

During November's GC Skeptics in the Pub, Dr Eric Streed from Griffith University tells us about how his team took the first ever photo of a shadow of an atom. While this is amazing in itself (I mean it's a freakin' atom! And we humans not only took a photo of it but a...

November 21, 2018

During the October's Gold Coast Skeptics in the Pub, Professor Adrian Barnett from School of Public Health and Social Work at QUT talks about how rewarding publication with "sexy" (read statistically significant) results over good science and the truth is costing the p...

November 1, 2018

In the bewildering times of “fake news”, wellness promoting celebrities and the unprecedented access to information on the internet, how do we make sense of the all the hype?  When it comes to health, invaluable or misleading information that dilute the truth can resul...

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