Episode #182

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/marsmic/sound.html

Interview with Michio Kaku

  • Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, author of may popular books, including his latest book, The Physics of the Impossible, which will be the basis of a new Science Channel series. http://mkaku.org/

Question #1 Young Skeptics

  • Dear SGU, Hello I am Rob Manges. I am a young skeptic in ninth grade. I am new to skepticism and would really appreciate general advice or knowledge you could impart on me. My Dad is a practicing physician (MD not DO if your familiar with that little argument) so i am familiar with the scientific method and all that Jazz. As a younger person i find it really hard to be taken seriously by older people when I try to identify myself as a skeptic. Do you have any advice for all the young skeptics of the world? Sincerely, Robert Manges USA P.S. I love the show, it really has made me a true skeptic! (i doubt this will even be considered but you have my permission to read this on the show)

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new survey links caffeine use to hallucinations.

  • Item #2 Science

    Physicists have discovered a way to measure properties of quantum systems, such as the location of photons, without interfering with them.

  • Item #3 Fiction

    NASA plans to deliver a silk-worm farm to the international space station next month to begin an experiment using silk worms as a sustainable food for long space missions.

Skeptical Quote of the Week.