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=== Wandering Magnetic North Pole <small>()</small> ===
 
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* [https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52550973 BBC News: Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings]<ref>[https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52550973 BBC News: Scientists explain magnetic pole's wanderings]</ref>
  
 
=== Air Plasma Jet Propulsion <small>()</small> ===
 
=== Air Plasma Jet Propulsion <small>()</small> ===
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* [https://phys.org/news/2020-05-fossil-fuel-free-jet-propulsion-air.html Phys.org: Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas]<ref>[https://phys.org/news/2020-05-fossil-fuel-free-jet-propulsion-air.html Phys.org: Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas]</ref>
  
 
=== Hydrogen Breathers <small>()</small> ===
 
=== Hydrogen Breathers <small>()</small> ===
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* [https://www.sciencealert.com/life-could-be-found-on-an-exoplanet-with-a-hydrogen-atmosphere-says-study ScienceAlert: Some Astronomers Think We Should Be Looking For Hydrogen-Breathing Aliens. Here's Why]<ref>[https://www.sciencealert.com/life-could-be-found-on-an-exoplanet-with-a-hydrogen-atmosphere-says-study ScienceAlert: Some Astronomers Think We Should Be Looking For Hydrogen-Breathing Aliens. Here's Why]</ref>
  
 
=== Murder Hornets <small>()</small> ===
 
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* [https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/invasion-murder-hornets-180974809/ Smithsonian Magazine: No, Americans Do Not Need to Panic About ‘Murder Hornets’]<ref>[https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/invasion-murder-hornets-180974809/ Smithsonian Magazine: No, Americans Do Not Need to Panic About ‘Murder Hornets’]</ref>
  
 
=== Prayer for COVID-19 <small>()</small> ===
 
=== Prayer for COVID-19 <small>()</small> ===
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* [https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]<ref>[https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/05/01/849408522/clinical-study-considers-the-power-of-prayer-to-combat-covid-19 NPR: Clinical Study Considers The Power Of Prayer To Combat COVID-19]</ref>
  
 
== Special Report: Premium Wine Cards <small>()</small> ==
 
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== Who's That Noisy? <small>()</small> ==
 
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''Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.''
 
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SGU Episode 774
May 9th 2020
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SGU 773 SGU 775
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
Guest
RS: Richard Saunders
Quote of the Week
It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher
Links
Download Podcast
Show Notes
Forum Topic


Introduction

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


COVID-19 Update ()

News Items

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]

Wandering Magnetic North Pole ()

Air Plasma Jet Propulsion ()

Hydrogen Breathers ()

Murder Hornets ()

Prayer for COVID-19 ()

Special Report: Premium Wine Cards ()

Who's That Noisy? ()

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: Baby hippos making squeaking sounds

New Noisy ()

[British man discussing a finding of David Dunning's]

Science or Fiction ()

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Theme: Agriculture
Item #1: Artificial fertilizer is responsible for 80% of current world food production.[6]
Item #2: The Haber-Bosch process, used to fix nitrogen, consumes between 1-2% of the world’s energy usage.[7]
Item #3: One adult’s urine contains enough nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to fertilize enough food production for 50-100% of one person’s food requirements.[8]

Richard's Response

Jay's Response

Cara's Response

Evan's Response

Bob's Response

Steve Explains Item #3

Steve Explains Item #2

Steve Explains Item #1

Answer Item
Fiction artificial fertilizer
Science {{{science1}}}
Host Result
Steve swept
Rogue Guess
Richard artificial fertilizer
Jay artificial fertilizer
Cara artificial fertilizer
Evan artificial fertilizer
Bob artificial fertilizer


Skeptical Quote of the Week ()

It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.
William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher (1845-1879)

Signoff/Announcements ()

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

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at theskepticsguide.org. Send your questions to info@theskepticsguide.org. And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to patreon.com/SkepticsGuide and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[9]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description

References

Vocabulary


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