Episode #409

News Items

  • Talking Plants
  • Flowing Glass
      • Interview with Heather Berlin

          • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._A._Berlin

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Corn and celery are both members of the Zea genus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize

            • Item #2 Science

              Cauliflower, mustard and turnip are all members of the same genus, Brassica. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruciferous_vegetables

            • Item #3 Science

              Tomatoes and potatoes are both members of the same genus, Solanum. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/pp-dpg051413.php

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.” —Carl Sagan