SGU Episode 779

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SGU Episode 779
June 13th 2020
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SGU 778 SGU 780
Skeptical Rogues
S: Steven Novella
B: Bob Novella
J: Jay Novella
E: Evan Bernstein
C: Cara Santa Maria
Guest
AS: Angela Saini
Quote of the Week
Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
Miyamoto Musashi
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Show Notes
Forum Topic


Introduction[edit]

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


COVID-19 Update ()[edit]

News Items[edit]

S:

B:

C:

J:

E:

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

Seeing Color ()[edit]

fMRI Research ()[edit]

Where FRBs Come From ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? ()[edit]

  • Answer to last week’s Noisy: Metal spinning

New Noisy ()[edit]

[brief, vague description of Noisy]

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

Question #1: ISS Update ()[edit]

Interview with Angela Saini ()[edit]

Science or Fiction ()[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction ancient city
Science neural stimulator
Science warning labels
Host Result
Steve sweep
Rogue Guess
Bob neural stimulator
Evan neural stimulator
Jay neural stimulator
Cara warning labels
'

Voiceover: It's time for Science or Fiction.

Item #1: Archaeologists have used ground penetrating radar to map an ancient city in northern Italy that is at least 3 thousand years old and from a previously unknown culture.[4]
Item #2: Researchers have developed an implantable therapeutic neural stimulator that is wireless, and does not require a battery, magnetic coil, or radiowaves for power.[5]
Item #3: A new study finds that conservatives, but not liberals, react to government warning labels by being more likely to engage in the unhealthy behavior.[6]

Bob's Response[edit]

Evan's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Cara's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #_n_[edit]

Steve Explains Item #_n_[edit]

Steve Explains Item #_n_[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645), Japanese swordsman, philosopher, strategist, writer and rōnin

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 theskepticsguide.org. Send your questions to info@theskepticsguide.org. And, if you would like to support the show and all the work that we do, go to patreon.com/SkepticsGuide 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[7]
  • Fact/Description
  • Fact/Description

References[edit]

Vocabulary[edit]


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