Episode #553

News Items

  • Brain Electrodes
  • Diagnosing Cancer
  • Gravitational Waves
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Scientists have identified a new bacterial species capable of causing Lyme disease, the first new such species in North America. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208135440.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  New research finds that sustained aerobic exercise, but not resistance or intermittent training, increases neurogenesis in the hippocampus of rats. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160208083606.htm

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  Researchers find that over the last 1000 years cultivation has created crops that are far more hardy and resistant than their wild counterparts. http://phys.org/news/2016-02-wildness-fruit-veg.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Education has failed in a very serious way to convey the most important lesson science can teach: skepticism.” - David Suzuki