SGU Episode 629

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SGU Episode 629
July 29th 2017
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SGU 628 SGU 630
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
When you discover new information or a broader context you have to throw out the old understanding, no matter how much sense it made to you. Getting it right in the future is more important than the feeling of understanding you had in the past.
Dr. Ben Tippett
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Introduction[edit]

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

Special Segment ()[edit]

  • Joe Novella Sr.

News Items[edit]

NFL Brains ()[edit]

Supersonic Flight ()[edit]

Soft Engines ()[edit]

Measles Vaccination ()[edit]

Moon Express ()[edit]

What's the Word ()[edit]

  • Parsimony

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: A new study finds that humans are able to identify emotions from the vocalizations of all air-breathing vertebrates. Item #2: Researchers have genetically modified human skin cells to make them 100 times more resistant to damage from UV light without a change in pigment. Item #3: A new review of studies finds that sperm count has decreased by 50% in Western males in the last 40 years.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'When you discover new information or a broader context you have to throw out the old understanding, no matter how much sense it made to you. Getting it right in the future is more important than the feeling of understanding you had in the past.' - Dr. Ben Tippett

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