Episode #550

News Items

  • Charlie Sheen HIV
  • Arctic Humans
  • Geckos and Spiderman
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Neuroscientists have discovered that the amount of information the human brain is capable of storing is 10 times greater than previous estimates. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-01-memory-capacity-brain-previously-thought.html

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  In the largest study published to date, researchers confirm an increased prevalence of depressive symptoms in the late winter and early spring compared to other times of year. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160120122808.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  Scientists have developed a new 3D microprinting technique that can create complex shapes, even overhanging shapes, with 3D pixels of only 800 nanometers. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/ez-cdt012016.php

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘ … fat isn’t bad; stupid is bad. And until we have better information and clearer shared language defining our food, smart choices will be ever harder to make.’ Michael Ruhlman, author