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=== COVID-19 Quackery in Afghanistan <small>()</small> ===
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* [https://undark.org/2020/08/10/afghanistan-covid-19-drug-quackery/ Undark: In Afghanistan, a Drug Sparks Hope — and Charges of Quackery]<ref>[https://undark.org/2020/08/10/afghanistan-covid-19-drug-quackery/ Undark: In Afghanistan, a Drug Sparks Hope — and Charges of Quackery]</ref>
 
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=== The Russian Vaccine <small>()</small> ===
* [link_URL publication: title]<ref>[url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]</ref>
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* [https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/russian-and-other-covid-vaccines/ Science-Based Medicine: Russian and Other COVID Vaccines]<ref>[https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/russian-and-other-covid-vaccines/ Science-Based Medicine: Russian and Other COVID Vaccines]</ref>
  
=== News_Item_3 <small>()</small> ===
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=== CNO Neutrinos <small>()</small> ===
* [link_URL publication: title]<ref>[url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]</ref>
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* [https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.15115 First Direct Experimental Evidence of CNO neutrinos]<ref>[https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.15115 First Direct Experimental Evidence of CNO neutrinos]</ref>
  
=== News_Item_4 <small>()</small> ===
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=== TESS Exoplanet Mission <small>()</small> ===
* [link_URL publication: title]<ref>[url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]</ref>
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* [https://www.space.com/nasa-tess-exoplanet-space-telescope-primary-mission-ends.html Space.com: NASA's TESS exoplanet-hunting space telescope wraps up primary mission]<ref>[https://www.space.com/nasa-tess-exoplanet-space-telescope-primary-mission-ends.html Space.com: NASA's TESS exoplanet-hunting space telescope wraps up primary mission]</ref>
  
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=== Follow Up on Lava Tubes <small>()</small> ===
* [link_URL publication: title]<ref>[url_from_news_item_show_notes publication: title]</ref>
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* [https://spaceforce.org.uk/2020/08/06/lava-tubes-on-mars-and-the-moon-are-so-wide-they-can-host-planetary-bases/ Space Force: Lava Tubes On Mars And The Moon Are So Wide They Can Host Planetary Bases]<ref>[https://spaceforce.org.uk/2020/08/06/lava-tubes-on-mars-and-the-moon-are-so-wide-they-can-host-planetary-bases/ Space Force: Lava Tubes On Mars And The Moon Are So Wide They Can Host Planetary Bases]</ref>
  
 
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<blockquote>'''Item #1:''' A new review of dinosaurs closely related to birds finds that powered flight evolved independently at least three times in this group.<ref>[https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982220309994 Current Biology: Potential for Powered Flight Neared by Most Close Avialan Relatives, but Few Crossed Its Thresholds]</ref><ref group=v>[https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/avialan Wiktionary: avialan]</ref><br>'''Item #2:''' An analysis finds that TSA likely missed 4,600 firearms in carry on luggage for air travel between 2014 and 2019.<ref>[https://www.informs.org/About-INFORMS/News-Room/Press-Releases/New-Research-Finds-the-TSA-May-Have-Missed-Thousands-of-Firearms-at-Airport-Security-Checkpoints-in-2014-2016 INFORMS: New Research Finds the TSA May Have Missed Thousands of Firearms at Airport Security Checkpoints in 2014-2016]</ref><br>'''Item #3:''' A comparison of wheat varieties from 1891-2010 finds that modern wheat has as much as 50% more gluten than the older cultivars.<ref>[https://www.labmanager.com/news/gluten-in-wheat-what-has-changed-during-120-years-of-breeding-23535 Lab Manager: Gluten in Wheat: What Has Changed during 120 Years of Breeding?]</ref></blockquote>
  
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SGU Episode 788
August 15th 2020
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SGU 787 SGU 789
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
John Burroughs, American naturalist and nature essayist
Links
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Show Notes
Forum Topic


Introduction[edit]

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


COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

COVID-19 Quackery in Afghanistan ()[edit]

The Russian Vaccine ()[edit]

CNO Neutrinos ()[edit]

TESS Exoplanet Mission ()[edit]

Follow Up on Lava Tubes ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_

New Noisy ()[edit]

[_short_vague_description_of_Noisy]

Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()[edit]

Question #1: Benford's Law ()[edit]

Steve, pretty please, with cheese and Jay farts, talk about Benford's Law.
— Pepe Smith, Raleigh, NC/Hong Kong

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction wheat cultivars
Science powered flight
Science missed firearms
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Evan powered flight
Bob powered flight
Cara wheat cultivars
'
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Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: A new review of dinosaurs closely related to birds finds that powered flight evolved independently at least three times in this group.[6][v 1]
Item #2: An analysis finds that TSA likely missed 4,600 firearms in carry on luggage for air travel between 2014 and 2019.[7]
Item #3: A comparison of wheat varieties from 1891-2010 finds that modern wheat has as much as 50% more gluten than the older cultivars.[8]

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
John Burroughs (1837-1921), American naturalist and nature essayist

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

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[edit]

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


References[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]

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