SGU Episode 638

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SGU Episode 638
September 30th 2017
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SGU 637 SGU 639
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria


Quote of the Week
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry. There will come with the greater love of science greater love to one another.
Maria Mitchell
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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]

  • Cis vs Trans

News Items[edit]

Chocolate Fungus ()[edit]

Mood Affects Flu Shot ()[edit]

Waking from Coma ()[edit]

International Moon Mission ()[edit]

Do Jellies Sleep ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week: Saturn

Questions and Emails[edit]

Question #1: Celsius vs Fahrenheit ()[edit]

The debate continues

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Item #1: Observations of Saturn’s rings show the possible formation of a new moon from the outer edge. This suggests that ring material may not only rain inward onto Saturn, but move outward forming new moons. Item #2: Cassini’s long term observations were used to calculate the length of Saturn’s day for the first time. Item #3: Saturn’s moon Titan has hundreds of times as much hydrocarbons on its surface than all the oil and gas reserves on Earth.

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

'We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry. There will come with the greater love of science greater love to one another.' Maria Mitchell

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