SGU Episode 844
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|SGU Episode 844|
|September 11th 2021|
|SGU 843||SGU 845|
|S: Steven Novella|
|B: Bob Novella|
|J: Jay Novella|
|E: Evan Bernstein|
|Quote of the Week|
|Greater understanding of p-hacking among investigators, journals, peer-reviewers, and consumers of scientific literature will promote more responsible research methodologies and analyses.|
|David Weinberg, vitreoretinal surgeon and professor of ophthalmology|
Voice-over: You're listening to the Skeptics' Guide to the Universe, your escape to reality.
COVID-19 Update ()
(laughs) (laughter) (applause) [inaudible]
Now how much would you pay? ()
Magnetic Field Record ()
- New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for fusion energy
Mars Rock Sample ()
Getting Rid of Cash ()
Who's That Noisy? (1:04:37)
New Noisy (1:07:49)
[hissing sound revving up and down, then slowed down quickly]
Dragon Con Questions about Electric Vehicles (Nov '21 episode) ()
Science or Fiction (1:20:41)
|Fiction||1000 medical emoji|
|Science||new cambrian species|
|Evan||new cambrian species|
|Bob||1000 medical emoji|
|Jay||1000 medical emoji|
Voice-over: It's time for Science or Fiction.
Item #1: The US Department of Health and Human Services has officially approved a set of almost 1,000 medical emoji for communication with patients who are deaf, speak a foreign language, or are medically unable to speak.
Item #2: Scientists describe a new Cambrian species, Titanokorys gainesi, an insect ancestor half a meter long, and closely related to a 2-meter-long predator.
Item #3: Scientists have developed a membrane that could potentially be used to efficiently source lithium from the oceans, which contains 5,000 times as much lithium as land.
Steve Explains Item #3
Steve Explains Item #2
Steve Explains Item #1
Skeptical Quote of the Week ()
Greater understanding of p-hacking among investigators, journals, peer-reviewers, and consumers of scientific literature will promote more responsible research methodologies and analyses.
– David Weinberg, vitreoretinal surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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
- SciTechDaily: Ending Prices With “.99″ Can Sometimes Backfire on Sellers
- MIT News: New superconducting magnet breaks magnetic field strength records, paving the way for fusion energy
- ZME Science: Perseverance makes history on Mars, snatches its first rock sample
- UGA Today: Eliminating cash could benefit average U.S. families
- JAMA: Emoji for the Medical Community—Challenges and Opportunities
- ScienceAlert: A Huge, Unknown Cambrian Bug Fossil Has Been Found in The Eerie Burgess Shale
- PNAS: Engineering Li/Na selectivity in 12-Crown-4–functionalized polymer membranes
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