Tagged: ben goldacre

Goldacre live: Bad Science meets Bad Pharma - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jun 03, 2016

Many Sciblogs readers will know the work of Dr Ben Goldacre, the doctor, academic, Guardian columnist and author of the best seller Bad Science. Goldacre touches down briefly in Auckland in September for one event at the Mercury Theatre, which if his previous public appearances are anything to go by, will be a funny, enlightening and ironic affair. Read More

Book review: I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that - Scibooks

Sarah-Jane O'Connor May 28, 2016

Dr Ben Goldacre’s collection of columns and essays, I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that, is a snackable read for anyone interested in science and how it’s used and misused in media, policy, and everyday life. I must first admit to being a bit sucked in on this book. I picked it up in a bookstore thinking … Read More

Is there such a thing as tattoo removal cream, or is it a scam? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jan 20, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I saw an offer on the online deal site Yazoom for a 12 month supply of tattoo removal cream (Lazer Cream) for $130. While there is the usual ‘*Results may vary’ disclaimer, the photos look pretty impressive. While I don’t actually have any tattoos, the only method for removing them I have … Read More

Ben Goldacre: Battling Bad Science - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 01, 2011

Having seen a run of posts on various ’bad science’ on sciblogs.co.nz–that’s us!–and being wildly short on free time –free time-what is that??–let me offer readers Britain’s Ben Goldacre giving a TED lecture, Battling Bad Science. Ben is the author of the well-known Bad Science blog, and writes the Bad Science column at The Guardian. Read More

Fraudulent Bomb Detectors - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Apr 04, 2011

Those with a good memory for quirky media stories about things that have no direct bearing on their own lives might recall this article or this one from last year. These stories covered the use of proven fraudulent explosive detectors at Iraqi checkpoints by police and security personnel. Ben Goldacre also covered the story a [...] … Read More

Sci-fi interlude: The Twelve Colonies of Kobol (plus a little Goldacre) - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 27, 2011

Inspired by fellow Sciblogger Michael Edmond’s recent post on science fiction, I present something very much in that rein.  Universe.  Star system.  Something… BSG: seriously scintillating sci-fi I’ve been a lifelong lover of all things science fiction.  My early reading included much Asimov and C. Clarke, and the offerings of … Read More

That Ben Goldacre fuss - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 14, 2010

Another on-line controversy. (The last I wrote about being the University of California v. Nature Publishing Group, which is on-going.) Sunday four weeks ago I alerted readers to research that showed that omega 3 oil does not improve cognitive function.* More recently doctor and well-known anti-’bad science’ writer Ben Goldacre took to task Denis … Read More