Episode #524

News Items

  • Village on the Moon
  • Giant Fighting Robots
  • Depression App
  • We Are Teaching Science Wrong
  • New Winged Dinosaur
  • Scientists Discover Pentaquark
      • James Randi and Ray Hyman

          • Discuss the origin of the skeptical movement.

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Scientists have used meta material to create a prototype ‘perfect lens,’ 1,000 times smaller than conventional lenses with the same magnification.

            • Item #2 Science

              Researchers have developed a light metal foam alloy that blocks gamma rays better than solid steel and X-rays almost as well as lead.

            • Item #3 Science

              Researchers have used nanowires to increase the yield of a solar fuel cell 10 fold using 10,000 times less precious metal.

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘It’s OK to fool people, as long as you’re doing that to teach them a lesson which will better their knowledge about how the real world works. No matter how smart or well educated you are you can be deceived.’ - James Randi