Episode #535

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Weirding Module

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Using a mathematical model to predict crime location in order to direct police deployments resulted in a significant decrease in crime, even outperforming crime experts. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151007124810.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    Using a mathematical model to predict crime location in order to direct police deployments resulted in a significant decrease in crime, even outperforming crime experts. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151007124810.htm

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Physicists have recently published a paper demonstrating that the precise measurement of time is fundamentally impossible. http://phys.org/news/2015-10-perfectly-accurate-clocks-impossible.html

Skeptical Quote of the Week

Don’t be afraid to be curious. Don’t be afraid to ask silly questions. Why is the sky blue? It turns out silly questions have profound and interesting answers. That at its heart is what science is all about. It’s understanding nature and not being afraid to ask why. - Amy Mainzer, astronomer