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SGU Episode 163
September 3rd 2008
SGU 162 SGU 164
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein

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

SGU Live from DragonCon2008 ()[edit]

  • Special Guests: James Randi, Pamela Gay, and Derek Colanduno

News Items ()[edit]

The Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study demonstrates that some infants are infected with a herpes virus that was passed to them through the DNA of one of their parents. Item #2: New fossil evidence suggests that the ancestors of modern flightless birds never flew. Item #3: A new study shows that 27% of college students surveyed meet criteria for tanning addiction.

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