SGU Episode 760

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SGU Episode 760
February 1st 2020
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SGU 759                      SGU 761

Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella

Quote of the Week

Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.

Vera Rubin, American astronomer

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Voiceover: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.

What's the Word? (m:ss)[edit]

COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]






(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]

Dark Matter or Information ()[edit]

Fighting Fat with Salt and Ice ()[edit]

Where Does Poop Go? ()[edit]

Solar Scam ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: _brief_description_perhaps_with_link_

New Noisy ()[edit]


Questions/Emails/Corrections/Follow-ups ()[edit]

Question #1: Kinesio Tape and Pregnancy ()[edit]

I’m in a moms running group, and it is rife with pseudoscience. They often talk about going to a chiropractor, cupping, taping, and all the other usual suspects found in fitness. This is one I hadn’t seen before. This is spreading a lot of misinformation, and the writer is preying on pregnant people who are already saturated with misinformation. Fitness pseudoscience is one of the areas that really gets under my skin.
– Jessika, Washington state

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction Visuospatial
Science Paper wasps
Bulk graphene
Host Result
Rogue Guess

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Scientists find that a species of paper wasp is able to recognize individual wasp faces, a rare talent in insects.[5]
Item #2: A new study finds that women perform better than men on visuospatial tasks, contrary to prior research.[6]
Item #3: Chemists report a process by which they can cheaply and quickly create usable graphene in bulk from any organic material, even garbage.[7]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

_Rogue_ Response[edit]

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_Host_ Explains Item #_n_[edit]

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Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.
Vera Rubin (1928-2016), American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates.

Signoff/Announcements ()[edit]

S: —and until next week, this is your Skeptics' Guide to the Universe.

S: Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is produced by SGU Productions, dedicated to promoting science and critical thinking. For more information, visit us at Send your questions to And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to and consider becoming a patron and becoming part of the SGU community. Our listeners and supporters are what make SGU possible.

Today I Learned[edit]

  • Fact/Description, possibly with an article reference[8]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description



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