SGU Episode 610

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SGU Episode 610
March 18th 2017
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SGU 609 SGU 611
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
Science is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make because they lead little by little to the truth.
Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Introduction[edit]

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

What's the Word ()[edit]

  • Fractal

News Items[edit]

New Hominid Skulls ()[edit]

Solar Roadway Disaster ()[edit]

Dark Anti-vaccine Conspiracy Theories ()[edit]

Fast Radio Bursts and Aliens ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Yaybahar

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Follow Up on Tea and Coffee ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A major review of climate change research finds that there is significant publication bias favoring positive studies. Item #2: Scientists report that, for the first time, they were able to change adult skin cells into neural stem cells without making any genetic changes. Item #3: A newly published estimate concludes that worldwide spiders consume between 400-800 million tons of insects and other invertebrates each year.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'Science is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make because they lead little by little to the truth.' - Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth

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