Episode #436

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer pend

Question #1. Do Animals Get Cancer Follow Up

  • http://www.nature.com/news/simple-molecule-prevents-mole-rats-from-getting-cancer-1.13236

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study suggests that a bacteria found in the turnip might prevent the flu, and human clinical trials are happening right now.

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Scientists have reportedly succeeded in killing a bacteria using a protein taken from a virus.

  • Item #3 Science

    Researchers have shown that bacteria released from the scent glands of a hyena leaves detailed information about the hyena, information equivalent to what you would read on a person’s Facebook profile.

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

“Although scientific revolutions in how we see the world do occur, the bulk of our scientific understanding comes from the cumulative impact of numerous incremental studies that together paint an increasingly coherent picture of how nature works.” - Michael E. Mann