Episode #553

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Ice

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