SGU Episode 650
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|SGU Episode 650|
|December 23rd 2017|
|SGU 649||SGU 651|
|S: Steven Novella|
|B: Bob Novella|
|J: Jay Novella|
|E: Evan Bernstein|
|C: Cara Santa Maria|
|JN: Joe Nickell, American skeptic|
|Quote of the Week|
|If you think something is breaking the laws of physics, then there is likely an error in perception.|
|Steven Novella, American neurologist|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 What’s the Word? ()
- 3 News Items
- 4 Who's That Noisy? ()
- 5 Interview with Joe Nickell ()
- 6 Science or Fiction ()
- 7 Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
- 8 Signoff/Announcements ()
- 9 Today I Learned
- 10 References
Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
What’s the Word? ()
(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]
FDA Regulates Homeopathy ()
Pentagon UFO Videos ()
How the Flu Kills ()
CDC Word Ban ()
Who's That Noisy? ()
- Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_
New Noisy ()
Interview with Joe Nickell ()
Science or Fiction ()
|Fiction||egg allergies & flu|
|Science||medieval glass flows|
|Science||sperm for chemotherapy|
|Evan||egg allergies & flu|
|Cara||egg allergies & flu|
|Jay||medieval glass flows|
|Bob||medieval glass flows|
Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.
Item #1: New research on medieval cathedral glass finds that it flows 16 orders of magnitude faster than previously estimated.
Item #2: New flu vaccine practice guidelines increase precautions for patients with egg allergies due to an increase in reported allergic reactions.
Item #3: Researchers have successfully harnessed sperm to deliver chemotherapy directly to cervical cancer cells.
Steve Explains Item #3
Steve Explains Item #1
Steve Explains Item #2
Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
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
- Science-Based Medicine: FDA Proposes Changes to Homeopathy Regulation
- Neurologica: Pentagon UFO Video
- Scientific American: How Does the Flu Actually Kill People?
- Neurologica: CDC Word Ban
- PSU News: Researcher uses Westminster Abbey windows to shine light on glass myth
- ScienceDaily: Guidelines say no special precautions needed for flu shots for people allergic to eggs
- American Chemical Society: Harnessing sperm to treat gynecological diseases
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