Episode #555

News Items

  • Mystery Moon Music
  • Gender Bias among Programmers
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Astronomers now claim that LIGO’s two black holes which collided were likely both formed within the same star. https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2016-05

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Examination of the dodo cranium reveals that they had well above-average intelligence for birds. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2016022416270008.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  Scientists have developed a chip that enables the detection of a single molecule using an ordinary cell-phone camera. https://www.caltech.edu/news/counting-molecules-ordinary-cell-phone-49857

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Our beliefs do not sit passively in ou8r brains waiting to be confirmed or contradicted by incoming information. Instead, they play a key role in shaping how we see the world.” - Richard Wiseman