Episode #541

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study finds that pigeons are able to categorize digitized slides and mammograms of benign and malignant human breast tissue as well as highly trained humans. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2015111819470063.html

  • Item #2 Science

    An NIH survey finds that 10 percent of American adults have a drug addiction at some point in their lives. http://tinyurl.com/p66fxar

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Astronomers have found a distant galaxy supercluster that appears to be completely devoid of dark matter. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151118155444.htm https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13280-galaxy-without-dark-matter-puzzles-astronomers/

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ― Abigail Adams