SGU Episode 652
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|SGU Episode 652|
|January 6th 2018|
|SGU 651||SGU 653|
|S: Steven Novella|
|B: Bob Novella|
|C: Cara Santa Maria|
|E: Evan Bernstein|
|Quote of the Week|
|Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.|
|Primo Levi, Italian chemist|
Introduction, Jay's HFMD, Star Wars VIII
Voice-over: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
What's the Word? (3:15)
Results of Predictions for 2017
Sidney Friedman's (9:35)
Craig Hamilton Parker's (12:24)
The Psychic Twins' (13:58)
Lyndsay Edwards' (17:42)
Bob's Results (20:32)
Evan's Results (22:20)
Cara's Results (28:17)
Steve's Results (29:27)
Rogues' Predictions for 2018
Steve's Predictions (30:22)
Cara's Predictions (31:01)
Bob's Predictions (31:53)
Evan's Predictions (36:11)
S: ...how we do next year
(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]
Protein Folding Breakthrough (37:15)
Nitrite-Free Bacon (49:40)
Donkey Hide Snake Oil (56:57)
Science or Fiction (1:07:08)
Item #1: A new study finds that the double rate of Type II diabetes in African Americans compared to whites is entirely due to increased obesity.
Item #2: Researchers find that using prenatal vitamins are associated with a higher risk of having a child diagnosed with autism.
Item #3: Scientists have developed a technique for speed breeding, allowing for crops to grow up to 3 times faster, allowing for 6 crops of wheat per year, for example.
|Fiction||prenatal vitamins & autism|
t2d rates in usa
|prenatal vitamins & autism|
|prenatal vitamins & autism|
|t2d rates in usa|
Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.
Steve Explains Item #3
Steve Explains Item #2
Steve Explains Item #1
Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:20:24)
Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.
– Primo Levi (1919-1987), Italian chemist, partisan, writer, and Holocaust survivor
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Today I Learned
- Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference
- ScienceDaily: Researchers fold a protein within a protein
- The Guardian: Bacon without the guilt? Nitrite-free rashers to hit British supermarkets
- NYT: To Sate China’s Demand, African Donkeys Are Stolen and Skinned
- Northwestern Now: Blacks’ high diabetes risk is driven by obesity, not mystery
- JAMA Psychiatry: Association of Maternal Use of Folic Acid and Multivitamin Supplements in the Periods Before and During Pregnancy With the Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Offspring
- ScienceDaily: Speed breeding technique sows seeds of new green revolution
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