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Irish Company Solves World Hunger, Climate Change, Small Chickens

Irish Company Solves World Hunger, Climate Change, Small Chickens

02 September 2013 by Gem Newman

A news article from the Irish Independent has been making the rounds these last few days. With the cheery title of “Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides” this (almost) unbelievably credulous bit of reportage claims that a new technology developed in Ireland will solve pretty well every modern-day agricultural woe. “But how?” you […]

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Posted in Environment, Featured, Pseudoscience, Skepticism2 Comments

Anti-Wifi Group Granted Ability to File Representative Complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Anti-Wifi Group Granted Ability to File Representative Complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

05 September 2012 by Dianne Sousa

The anti-wifi group, Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) has filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal alleging that B.C. Hydro’s plan to install Smart Meters discriminates against those with “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” (EHS) on the basis of physical disability. The group has been granted the ability to file a “representative complaint” and argue the […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Health19 Comments

ScaleHammer – More Water Pseudoscience

ScaleHammer – More Water Pseudoscience

03 January 2012 by Marion Kilgour

I think that because water is so ubiquitous, and, let’s face it, pretty awesome all by itself (it expands as it freezes!) people like to use it as the basis for their made up chemistry. An ad for a co-worker selling his unused ScaleHammer recently appeared on the company classifieds. So, I looked up the […]

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Posted in Canada, Pseudoscience, Skepticism8 Comments

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Local Cell Tower Hysteria

09 December 2011 by Marion Kilgour

Most of the cell phone / Wi-Fi hysteria seems to me like it’s been coming from the eastern provinces, although Edmonton has had some short-lived and ineffective campaigns to get Wi-Fi out of schools. But, this summer I got my first taste of local activism about cell towers. Initially, I was on board with the […]

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Posted in Alberta, Health Policy, Pseudoscience, Skepticism15 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins this Week

16 October 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins in the media last week. Cellphone call limits suggested by Health Canada Many of you sent in articles regarding Health Canada’s move to recommend people limit their cellphone talk time. This one was sent in by Marion. Although the recommendation is a very soft one there is […]

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Does Extremely Low Fukushima Radiation Increase Cancer Risk in North America?

Does Extremely Low Fukushima Radiation Increase Cancer Risk in North America?

04 September 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

If Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight‘s Alex Roslin knows how to reliably estimate cancer risk from ultra-low radiation exposures which are, by his own report, below overall background, he knows something the world’s radiobiologists and cancer epidemiologists don’t, despite decades of intense study. Roslin’s “Safe” radiation levels after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster challenged by citizens, hits […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Environment, Media, Science7 Comments

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300 Times The Limit of Iodine!

12 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

You can put your Geiger counter back in the closet.   This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Check out his previous […]

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The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

The Straight’s Radiophobic Hissy Fit

10 August 2011 by Rob Tarzwell

  This is a guest post from Dr. Rob Tarzwell. Dr. Tarzwell is a nuclear medicine specialist (in training) at UBC in Vancouver, and is on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a CFI advisor. Vancouver’s Georgia Straight, no stranger to willfully stupid incredulity on science matters, has once […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Environment, Medical Conditions6 Comments

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

27 March 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans.  Here’s the latest batch of Fails and Wins John Edwards on Strombo Pyschic medium John Edwards made an appearance on the Strombo show. I didn’t catch the full interview, but they’ve posted this video clip where Edwards claims his psychic energy is causing his mic to malfunction. Strombo seems to be eating it […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

07 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. I hope you all remembered to change your clocks.  That is, if you have any of those old fashioned clocks that don’t change themselves.  Or if you live in Saskatchewan, and don’t ever have to change your clocks.  Or if you are like me and too lazy to change the microwave clock and […]

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