SGU Episode 261

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SGU Episode 261
July 10th 2010
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SGU 260 SGU 262
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
“Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.”
Bertrand Russell, What I Believe, 1925
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Introduction[edit]

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

News Items ()[edit]

Roswell Remembered ()[edit]

  • Anniversary of the Roswell incident

Nuclear Explosion in Space ()[edit]

Pepsigate ()[edit]

Energy Vampires ()[edit]

Gravitons and BlackHoles ()[edit]

  • Listener Question

Inactivity and Obesity ()[edit]

Climategate Follow Up ()[edit]

Planck Image of the Universe ()[edit]

Live Q&A ()[edit]

Live Q&A Questions ()[edit]

Question #1: NESS Activities Question #2: Do Skeptics Ever Win? Question #3: Positive Attitude and Healing Question #4: Science of Love Question #5: SGU Editing Question #6: Art in Skepticism Question #7: True Believer Interviews Question #8: Live Million Dollar Challenge

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Physicists have recently measured the radius of a proton and found it to be 4% less than previously predicted by the theory of quantum electrodynamics. Item #2: Biologists have discovered a new mechanism of evolutionary adaptation that does not involve genetic change. Item #3: A new study finds, contrary to common stereotype, school yard bullies tend to be overachievers.

Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cozy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.” ~Bertrand Russell, What I Believe, 1925

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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