SGU Episode 196

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SGU Episode 196
April 22nd 2009
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SGU 195 SGU 197
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain
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Show Notes


Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Cassini Pictures ()[edit]

Smallest Exoplanet ()[edit]

Pseudoscience from the Huffington Post ()[edit]

J.B. Handley from Age of Autism Attacks ()[edit]

Kelloggs Settles FTC Suit ()[edit]

Interview with Seth Shostak ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: New research shows that chewing gum is associated with higher academic performance in teens. Item # 2: Computer scientists have developed a system for automatic lip-reading that is greater than 95% accurate after minimal training. Item # 3: Engineers have developed a medical ultrasound device that works with a smart phone.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week - Harold Puthoff

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. - Mark Twain

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