SGU Episode 326

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SGU Episode 326
October 15th 2011
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SGU 325 SGU 327
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
R: Rebecca Watson
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein


Quote of the Week
'Imagination should give wings to our thoughts but we always need decisive experimental proof, and when the moment comes to draw conclusions and to interpret the gathered observations, imagination must be checked and documented by the factual results of the experiment.'
Louis Pasteur
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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]

News Items ()[edit]

Vitamins and Mortality ()[edit]

Megavirus ()[edit]

NDEs ()[edit]

More UFOs ()[edit]

Electrosense ()[edit]

Airborne Petition ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Zaphod Beeblebrox IV

Interview with Stephen L. Macknik, Ph.D. and Susana Martinez-Conde, Ph.D. ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Astronomers discover that the intergalactic fog that was present in the early universe was likely cleared away by rogue black holes. Item #2: Scientists discover that communication among bacteria plays an important role in global climate change. Item #3: A research team has created a new form (or allotrope) of carbon that has the hardness of diamond but is amorphous.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Imagination should give wings to our thoughts but we always need decisive experimental proof, and when the moment comes to draw conclusions and to interpret the gathered observations, imagination must be checked and documented by the factual results of the experiment.' Louis Pasteur

Announcements ()[edit]

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