Episode #130

News Items

    Interview with Brian Dunning

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    Dinosaur Extinction

    • SGU gang:Although it’s possible I may be overlooking a simple explanation, I’m not quite sure how an asteroid and/or volcanic activity killed off the dinosaurs without destroying almost every other existing species living at the same time. If the theory is correct that it was the resulting dust and smoke that blocked out the sun for years and years, which in turn would have killed off plant life, why didn’t ALL living creatures, except bacteria of course, go the way of Dino? This doesn’t seem logical, although, again, I may be missing a simple explanation. Help and thanx.Paul DesOrmeaux Rochester, NY

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      New research shows that some over-the-counter dietary supplements may promote the progression of prostate cancer.

    • Item #2 Science

      New evidence shows that humans have better hearing, in terms of frequency discrimination, than almost all other animals.

    • Item #3 Fiction

      The bubonic plague has recently reached epidemic levels in parts of Africa and Asia and experts warn of a possible worldwide pandemic if immediate steps are not taken.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.