Interview with Chris Mooney and Indre Viskontas
Science or Fiction
A new long term study of astronauts finds that prolonged exposure to microgravity may reverse atherosclerotic changes in blood vessels. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131031125317.htm
Researchers have found that playing rock or pop music increases the efficiency of one type of solar cell by 40%.http://phys.org/news/2013-11-big-bolster-solar-cell-efficiency.html
Orthopedic surgeons have identified a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. http://www.kuleuven.be/english/news/new-ligament-discovered-in-the-human-knee
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“If we go back to the beginnings of things, we shall always find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that imagination, rapture and deception embellished them; that weakness worships them; that custom spares them; and that tyranny favors them in order to profit from the blindness of men.”– Baron d’Holbach