Episode #150

News Items

    Interview with Walter Isaacson

    • Author of Einsteinwww.simonsays.com/content/destination.cfm?tab=1&pid=349181

    Cold Fusion

    • I just stumbled upon an article online that seems to ridicule the idea of cold fusion as supposedly described in this article physicsworld.com/blog/2008/05/coldfusion_demonstration_a_suc_1.html, along with the likes of perpetual motion machines. I understand why a perpetual motion machine can’t theoretically be possible could you please explain if cold fusion is as unlikely to be possible.Sam SpreullBrighton, UK

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Fiction

      New study shows that we pick our friends based largely on similarity of physical appearance.

    • Item #2 Science

      Playing golf prolongs life expectancy by an average of 5 years.

    • Item #3 Science

      New research shows that when it comes to collective traumatic events, like terrorists attacks, it is psychologically healthy to keep feelings inside rather than discussing them with others.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.