SGU Episode 307

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SGU Episode 307
May 31st 2011
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SGU 306 SGU 308
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


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
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Introduction[edit]

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

This Day in Skepticism ()[edit]

  • June 4, 1783: The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).

News Items ()[edit]

Predicting Earthquakes ()[edit]

Mapping the Brain ()[edit]

Ads Implant False Memories ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week:

Interview with Jamie Bernstein ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

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 ()[edit]

'It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.' - Margaret Fuller

Announcements ()[edit]

Voiceover: The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information on this and other episodes, please visit our website at www.theskepticsguide.org. You can also check out our other podcast the SGU 5x5 as well as find links to our blogs and the SGU forums. 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 spread the word by leaving us a review on iTunes, Zune or your portal of choice.

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