SGU Episode 661
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|SGU Episode 661|
|March 10th 2018|
|S: Steven Novella|
B: Bob Novella
C: Cara Santa Maria
J: Jay Novella
|Quote of the Week|
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
Christopher Hitchens, American-British author
Introduction, Rogues' first book, Live stream, Patreon
Voice-over: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
What's the Word? (7:43)
- Heritable vs. inheritable [v 1]
(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]
Not too many too soon (17:03)
Lab Grown Meat (32:24)
Seeing Around Corners (43:35)
Opioids No Better (50:28)
Who's That Noisy? (1:07:37)
New Noisy (1:11:24)
[Whooshes and tearing/burning sounds]
Science or Fiction (1:12:04)
Item #1: A new study finds that couples have a highly accurate sense of when their partner is sad or depressed.
Item #2: A newly published forensic analysis concludes that bones found on Nikumaroro island are very likely those of Amelia Earhart.
Item #3: A new genetic analysis suggests that oxygenic photosynthesis evolved a billion years earlier than thought, near the beginning of life about 3.6 billion years ago.
Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.
Steve Explains Item #3
Steve Explains Item #2
Steve Explains Item #1
- Patron update
Skeptical Quote of the Week (1:30:27)
S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.
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Today I Learned
- Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference
- Science-Based Medicine: Too Many Too Soon? No!
- The Independent: Lab-grown 'clean' meat could be on sale by end of 2018, says producer
- Silicon Republic: Major breakthrough could let driverless cars see around corners
- LA Times: For all their risks, opioids had no pain-relieving advantage in a yearlong clinical trial
- SMU Research: New study finds couples do poorly at knowing when their partner is sad or feeling down
- University of Tennessee at Knoxville: New forensic analysis indicates bones were Amelia Earhart's
- Helyion: Photosynthesis originated a billion years earlier than we thought, study shows
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