True/False looks at commmonly held beliefs with a scientific mindset and tries to find out if they are, well, true or false. Sometimes the answer is clear, sometimes things are quite murky, and there are often some surprises.
True/False began as a weekly column written by Hayden Walles and published in Your Weekend, a New Zealand magazine produced by Fairfax Magazines which was distributed each weekend with The Press, The Dominion Post and the Waikato Times. Though the magazine is gone, True/False will continue to appear here.
About the author
Hayden Walles is a writer and software developer, originally from New Zealand, now living in Pennsylvania. A specialist in science and technology writing, he also holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. You can find out more about Hayden and his work at his website.