SGU Episode 625

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SGU Episode 625
July 1st 2017
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SGU 624 SGU 626
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
We are not afraid of predators, we're transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal way, we love our monsters.
E.O. Wilson
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Introduction[edit]

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

Forgotten Superheroes of Science ()[edit]

  • Virginia Apgar: Virginia Apgar (1909 – 1974) was an anesthesiologist and the first woman to become a full professor at Columbia University, She also developed the famous Apgar score for evaluating newborns.

News Items[edit]

Organic Effect Misleading ()[edit]

Hawking on Mars ()[edit]

Science in Court ()[edit]

Countdown to Solar Eclipse ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera that can focus light without a lens. Item #2: Astronomers believe they have found evidence for yet another planet in our solar system, 60 AU away from the sun and between the mass of Mars and the Earth. Item #3: Australian scientists report a new method to convert atmospheric CO2 directly into a form a coal.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'We are not afraid of predators, we're transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal way, we love our monsters.' - E.O. Wilson

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