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 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.

My name is Hayden Walles. I am a writer and software developer, originally from New Zealand, now living in Pennsylvania. I have written for a number of New Zealand newspapers and magazines and hold a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Last modified 05 August 2016.
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