SGU Episode 632

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SGU Episode 632
August 19th 2017
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SGU 631 SGU 633
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
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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]

  • Eclipse Terminology

News Items[edit]

Concrete Gravity Trains ()[edit]

Backfire Effect ()[edit]

Polio Vaccine from Tobacco ()[edit]

Antibiotic Resistance ()[edit]

Alternative Medicine Kills ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: VODER

Questions and Emails[edit]

Atheist Study Follow Up ()[edit]

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0151

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Scientists have developed a technique for imaging subjective pain intensity using electroencephalogram. Item #2: Scientists have developed a technique for imaging nerves intraoperatively using only polarized light with 100% accuracy. Item #3: Researchers have developed a new MRI scan technique that allows for imaging in two colors at once.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

“Science doesn't always go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right.” - Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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