Episode #484

News Items

  • Living on Mars
  • E-Cat Cold Fusion
  • Crocodilians
  • Sciencey
  • Sally Morgan Follow Up
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A new study finds that 93% of parents make at least one critical mistake when placing their newborn in a car seat to take them home from the hospital. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/10/141010155027.htm

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Researchers find that a combination of strawberry and baking soda is as effective at whitening teeth as the most popular commercial whiteners. http://now.uiowa.edu/2014/09/want-whiter-teeth-fruit-mixture-not-answer

                • Item #3 Science

                  A new measurement of star velocities finds that the mass of dark matter in the Milky Way galaxy is half of what was previously thought. http://iopscience.iop.org/0004-637X/794/1/59/

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘A democratic society, an open society, places an extraordinary intellectual responsibility on ordinary men and women because we are governed by what we think, we are governed by our opinions, so the content of our opinions and the quality of our opinions and the quality of the formation of our opinions basically determines the character of our society. That means in a democracy, in an open society, a thoughtless citizen of a democracy is a delinquent citizen of a democracy’ - Leon Wieseltier