Episode #533

News Items

  • Ocean Populations Declining
  • Election Graphology
  • Conspiracy Thinking
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Researchers have discovered a new layer of code within the DNA genetic code that determines the type of proteins that are made. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150923134211.htm

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  New fossil evidence shows that the first Australians lived along side and probably hunted giant predatory lizards the size of small elephants. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3340401/posts?page=10

                • Item #3 Science

                  A major world-wide effort to replicate STAP – stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency, has completely failed, falsifying this simple method for creating pluripotent stem cells. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150923133515.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” ~William Lawrence Bragg