SGU Episode 404
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|SGU Episode 404|
|13th April 2013|
|SGU 403||SGU 405|
|S: Steven Novella|
|R: Rebecca Watson|
|B: Bob Novella|
|J: Jay Novella|
|E: Evan Bernstein|
|Quote of the Week|
|Science is so awesome. It is breathtaking and mind-blowing, intertwining and unifying; and sometimes it's just a little bit crazy. The discoveries we make about our world are incredibly humbling. They move us forward and have the potential to benefit all of mankind.|
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Remembering Perry (04:42)
- 3 This Day in Skepticism (06:19)
- 4 News Items
- 5 Science or Fiction (47:03)
- 6 Live Q&A
- 7 Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:13:08)
- 8 References
You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
Remembering Perry (04:42)
- Perry DeAngelis 22/8/1963 - 19/8/2007
This Day in Skepticism (06:19)
- April 13, 1970: Apollo 13 Mishap
Conspiracy Survey (10:02)
Misused Scientific Terms (13:47)
- Scientific American: "Just a Theory": 7 Misused Science Words
New Type of Supernova (29:35)
- Space.com: Whoa! Mini-Supernovas Discovered
Vaccines Make You Gay (35:34)
Anti-Vaccine Propaganda on Twitter (41:20)
- e! Science News: On Twitter, anti-vaccination sentiments spread more easily than pro-vaccination sentiments
Science or Fiction (47:03)
Item #1: A team of scientists have discovered a method for extracting large amounts of hydrogen from any plant. Item #2: A newly published model predicts that the world population will stabilize around 2050. Item #3: A review of online learning concludes it is about 60% as effective as face-to-face learning.
Effects of Alcohol (1:06:11)
What are the effects of alcohol on the brain?
Online Health Informatinon (1:08:46)
How to deal with patients who find misleading health information online.
Art and Science (1:10:38)
What are the similarities between art and science?
Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:13:08)
Science is so awesome. It is breathtaking and mind-blowing, intertwining and unifying; and sometimes it's just a little bit crazy. The discoveries we make about our world are incredibly humbling. They move us forward and have the potential to benefit all of mankind.
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