SGU Episode 307
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|SGU Episode 307|
|May 31st 2011|
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|S: Steven Novella|
B: Bob Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
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'It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.'
You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
This Day in Skepticism ()
- June 4, 1783: The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).
News Items ()
Predicting Earthquakes ()
Mapping the Brain ()
Ads Implant False Memories ()
Who's That Noisy ()
- Answer to last week:
Interview with Jamie Bernstein ()
- http://skepchick.org/2011/05/autism-one-conference-skeptics-will-be-prosecuted-to-the-fullest-extent-of-the-law/ http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2011/05/expelled_2011_edition.php
Science or Fiction ()
Item #1: Scientists demonstrate that specially tinted glasses can reduce migraine headaches by reducing brain hyper-activation in response to certain visual patterns. Item #2: Biologists confirm a link between the retrovirus XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome. Item #3: New research finds that biodegradable products may be worse for the environment than non-biodegradable alternatives.
Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
'It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.' - Margaret Fuller
- Skepchickcon: http://skepchick.org/skepchickcon-grassroots-workshop-sign-up/
- TAM Oz DVDs: http://www.skeptics.com.au/shop/merchandise/the-tam-australia-2010-dvd/
- SGU Dinner: TAM9 SGU Dinner moved to Friday 6-8pm
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