Episode #537

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Fusion

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Physicists have conducted the first loophole-free experiment proving that Einstein’s local realism is not true and therefore either quantum non-locality or faster-than-light communication are real. https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28112-quantum-weirdness-proved-real-in-first-loophole-free-experiment/

  • Item #2 Fiction

    A recent mouse study finds that the cerebellum plays a critical role in the ability to ignore distractions. http://www.nih.gov/news/health/oct2015/ninds-21.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    Scientists have demonstrated that the rivulus fish will leap out of the water and onto land for about a minute in order to cool down if the water temperature exceeds its acclimation. http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/11/10/20150689

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.’ - Henry David Thoreau