- Laser Weapons
- Chocolate Science Sting
- How Many Species?
- In Memoriam – Dr. Wallace Sampson
- Quickie with Bob: Proton Spin
Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: talking piano
Science or Fiction
A new study finds that an impaired ability to identify odors is associated with a significant increase in the risk of death over a four year follow up. http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/PressRelease/pressReleaseId-118516.html?dmmsmid=94583&dmmspid=22624498&dmmsuid=2462238
Researchers find that higher socioeconomic status correlates with a significantly increased breadth of taste in music. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/uobc-wmt060315.php
A new study changes the estimate for the evolution of eukaryotes from a maximum of 2.8 billion years ago to 1.5 billion years ago, 1.3 billion years later than previously thought. http://phys.org/news/2015-06-timetable-eukaryotic-evolution.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“Belief is so often the death of reason.” Actor Anton Lesser as disgraced ex-maester Qyburn, 13 minutes & 36 seconds into Season 5, Episode 8 “Hardhome” of Game of Thrones (First Aired May 31, 2015)