SGU Episode 630

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SGU Episode 630
August 5th 2017
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SGU 629 SGU 631
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.
Marcus Aurelius
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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]

  • Mildred Dresselhaus: Known as the Queen of Carbon Science, she was the first female professor emerita of physics and electrical engineering and Institute professor at MIT

News Items[edit]

Tracking Asteroids ()[edit]

Vaccinating Pets ()[edit]

The Return of Laetrile ()[edit]

Robot Safecrackers ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Sine Wave Speech

What's The Word ()[edit]

  • Recursive

Questions and E-mails[edit]

Sonic Boom ()[edit]

Follow up to sonic boom.

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Scientists report that they have successfully used CRISPR to fix a disease-causing gene mutation in a newly fertilized egg, effectively curing the disease and preventing its further inheritance. Item #2: Researchers have demonstrated that by analyzing millions of tweets they can predict the perpetrators of specific crimes. Item #3: A new genetic analysis finds that scorpions and spiders share a common ancestor.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.' - Marcus Aurelius

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