SGU Episode 208

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SGU Episode 208
July 11th 2009
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SGU 207 SGU 209
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
We can forgive children who are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is men who are afraid of the light.
Plato
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Microbot Plummers ()[edit]

Archeological Dig ()[edit]

  • Steve Novella reports from his visit of a local dig.

Sunspots Return ()[edit]

  • As predicted, sunspots have returned.

Blogs vs Journalists ()[edit]

Genie Sued ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Scientists report that application of a common herbicide to sweet corn actually increased its nutritional value. Item # 2: New research finds that the so-called “umami” taste of amino acids is not a distinct taste but a combination of other taste and olfactory sensations. Item # 3: Researchers have been able to create pluripotent stem cells from adult-derived cells, without the use of genes, virus, or reprogramming proteins.

Live Questions ()[edit]

Live Questions ()[edit]

The Rogues take live questions from the audience.

Rebecca's Wedding ()[edit]

Rebbeca and Sid get married Livehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFZgNKZN1Qs

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

We can forgive children who are afraid of the dark. The real tragedy is men who are afraid of the light. Plato

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