Episode #166

News Items

    Interview with Sharon Begley

    • Sharon Begley is the science news editor for Newsweek Magazine.

    Question #1 -Science of the real

    • In a recent discussion with my girlfriend about prayer I asked her to ‘give me one single instance where she could demonstrate that a prayer was actually answered’. She, of course, had no real answer but responded that ‘not everything real is scientific’. How can I respond to that? Can something be ‘real’ and not ‘scientific’. Jim McDowell USA

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      A recent survey shows that online gamers are more physically fit than the general population

    • Item #2 Fiction

      Astronomers have discovered a new class of neutron star, called a gravitar, which is more massive than the previously calculated upper limit for neutron stars.

    • Item #3 Science

      A recent nutritional survey shows that most children are getting more than enough vitamins and minerals in their diet.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.