SGU Episode 226

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SGU Episode 226
November 18th 2009
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SGU 225 SGU 227
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.”
Donald Foster, Writer and Professor at Vassar College
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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]

New Mammography Guidelines ()[edit]

Water on the Moon ()[edit]

Dark Flow ()[edit]

Lee Harvey Oswald Photo ()[edit]

Movie Reviews ()[edit]

  • 2012 The Men Who Stare at Goats

Interview with Kenny Feder ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Biologists have discovered a method to induce photoswitching in a species of worm, so that it becomes paralyzed when exposed to ultraviolet light, and then unparalyzed when exposed again to visible light. Item #2: Programmers have developed PC software that uses the optical mouse sensor to detect bacterial food contamination. Item # 3: Astronomers have discovered two extra-solar earth-sized objects with oxygen rich atmospheres.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week:

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar.” - Donald Foster, Writer and Professor at Vassar College

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