An irregular posting of links of interest, curated by Skeptic North contributors.
From Yoni Freedhoff: Think the gym’s gonna make you slim? Think again.
Is zinc the panacea for the common cold? Not quite, says Steven Novella.
An analysis of Canadian beliefs, and how they differ between cities.
The Chinese science cops.
Can Your Toothbrush Make You Sick? Not from a cold you already had.
From the excellent Matthew Herper: Why Vitaminwater Is Bad For Public Health. And also from Matthew: Huffington Post Still Believes Vaccines Cause Autism.
Cancer resembles life 1 billion years ago, say astrobiologists.
Nutmeg – the new drug of abuse? Not quite.