Episode #555

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Gravity Waves

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