SGU Episode 844

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SGU Episode 844
September 11th 2021
844 mars rock.jpg
SGU 843 SGU 845
Skeptical Rogues
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
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Introduction[edit]

Voice-over: 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]

Now how much would you pay? ()[edit]

Magnetic Field Record ()[edit]

Mars Rock Sample ()[edit]

Getting Rid of Cash ()[edit]

Who's That Noisy? (1:04:37)[edit]

Answer to previous Noisy:


New Noisy (1:07:49)[edit]

[hissing sound revving up and down, then slowed down quickly]

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

Dragon Con Questions about Electric Vehicles (Nov '21 episode) ()[edit]

Science or Fiction (1:20:41)[edit]

Answer Item
Fiction 1000 medical emoji
Science new cambrian species
Science sourcing lithium
Host Result
Steve win
Rogue Guess
Evan new cambrian species
Bob 1000 medical emoji
Jay 1000 medical emoji
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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.[5]
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.[6]
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.[7]

Evan's Response[edit]

Bob's Response[edit]

Jay's Response[edit]

Steve Explains Item #3[edit]

Steve Explains Item #2[edit]

Steve Explains Item #1[edit]

Skeptical Quote of the Week ()[edit]

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

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.

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