SGU Episode 228

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SGU Episode 228
December 2nd 2009
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SGU 227 SGU 229
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”
Marie Curie
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Age of Autism Scandal ()[edit]

Porkenstein ()[edit]

Fat Murder Hoaxes ()[edit]

Questions and E-mails ()[edit]

Question # 1 - ClimateGate ()[edit]

ClimateGate Feedback

Interview with Steven Thoms ()[edit]

  • Steven is the editor of SkepticNorth - a new panCanadian group blog www.skepticnorth.com

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item # 1: Astronomers have discovered vast clouds of metallic atoms, specifically chromium (30 million solar masses) and manganese (8 million solar masses), in intergalactic space. Item #2: New observations suggest that the globular clusters that swarm around the Milky Way’s galactic bulge each harbor a supermassive black hole at their center. Item # 3: Astronomers have described a new type of supernova – resulting from a 200 solar mass star, that took 70 days to reach peak brightness and exploded so powerfully that it did not leave behind a remnant to form a black hole.

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Kakapo

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” - Marie Curie

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