SGU Episode 208
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|SGU Episode 208|
|July 11th 2009|
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|S: Steven Novella|
B: Bob Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
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.
You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
News Items ()
Microbot Plummers ()
Archeological Dig ()
- Steve Novella reports from his visit of a local dig.
Sunspots Return ()
- As predicted, sunspots have returned.
Blogs vs Journalists ()
Genie Sued ()
Science or Fiction ()
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 ()
Live Questions ()
The Rogues take live questions from the audience.
Rebecca's Wedding ()
Rebbeca and Sid get married Livehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFZgNKZN1Qs
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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