SGU Episode 249

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SGU Episode 249
April 17th 2010
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SGU 248 SGU 250
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.”
William W. Channing
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Volcano in Iceland ()[edit]

Near Death Experiences ()[edit]

Sound Bullets ()[edit]

Injured by Price Scanner ()[edit]

Singh Libel Suit Dropped ()[edit]

Two Moms and a Dad ()[edit]

Girl Speaks German - Before and After Coma ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Researchers find that drugs like morphine and heroine may protect the brain from HIV associated dementia. Item #2: A new study finds that late night video game playing significantly delays sleep onset in teenagers. Item #3: Physicists create a true random number generator, exploiting quantum entanglement as the source of randomness.

Live Questions ()[edit]

Question #1 - These Kids Today ()[edit]

Question about why kids today are not interested in science.

Question #2 - Homeopathy vs Phrenology ()[edit]

Why do some pseudosciences thrive while others fade away?

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge; and its nature is sinned against when it is drowned in ignorance.” - William W. Channing

S: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by the New England Skeptical Society in association with the James Randi Educational Foundation and skepchick.org. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. For questions, suggestions and other feedback, please use the 'contact us' form on the website, or send an email to 'info @ theSkepticsGuide.org'. If you enjoyed this episode, then please help us to spread the word by voting for us on Digg, or leaving us a review on iTunes. You can find links to these sites and others through our homepage. 'Theorem' is produced by Kineto, and is used with permission.

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