Episode #548

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to Last Week: The Cage

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A newly published paper suggests that globular clusters would be a likely location for extraterrestrial civilizations. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/01/06/Globular-clusters-most-likely-to-host-interstellar-civilizations/5311452101852/

  • Item #2 Science

    A new study finds that there is no negative correlation between hours of work and relationship satisfaction for dual career couples. http://phys.org/news/2016-01-mythdoes-affect-relationship.html

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Researchers have found a strong correlation between homophobia and the belief that sexual orientation is a choice rather than biologically determined. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uota-us010416.php

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?” ― Richard Dawkins