SGU Episode 648

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SGU Episode 648
December 9th 2017
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SGU 647 SGU 649
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
The mind tells me one thing, and the heart tells me something else. But the facts are there.
Robert Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald
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Show Notes
Forum Topic


Introduction

Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.


What’s the Word? ()

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News Items

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B:

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E:

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News_Item_1 ()

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Who's That Noisy? ()

New Noisy ()

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Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()

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Email #1: Chunking ()

Follow-up #1: Net neutrality ()

Science or Fiction ()

Answer Item
Fiction 3d printing organs
Science viruses share genes
Science video games boost memory
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Cara video games boost memory
Bob 3d printing organs
Evan video games boost memory
Jay 3d printing organs
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Researchers find that viruses share some of their genes across all kingdoms of life, not just the ones they infect.[7]
Item #2: A new study finds that playing 3D video games increased gray matter in the memory forming parts of the brain. [8]
Item #3: Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for 3D printing entire organs made out of a host’s own stem cells.[9]

Cara's Response

Bob's Response

Evan's Response

Jay's Response

Steve Explains Item #1

Steve Explains Item #2

Steve Explains Item #3

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

The mind tells me one thing, and the heart tells me something else. But the facts are there.
– Robert Oswald (1934-2017), brother of Lee Harvey Oswald

Signoff/Announcements ()

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

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Today I Learned

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[10]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description


References

  1. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  2. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  3. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  4. [url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]
  5. Vice: The Beautiful Record Made from Tree Rings
  6. Dendrochronology
  7. University of Illinois News Bureau: Study: Viruses share genes with organisms across the tree of life
  8. PLOS ONE: Playing Super Mario 64 increases hippocampal grey matter in older adults
  9. ScienceDaily: Researchers 3-D print lifelike artificial organ models
  10. [url_for_TIL publication: title]

Vocabulary

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