Episode #557

News Items

  • AI vs Go Champion
  • Minority Report
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Researchers find that gamers were better able to notice and remember branded product placement in video games the more violent the action. https://news.osu.edu/news/2016/03/09/product-placement/

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that gender stereotyping is not very different today in the US than it was 30 years ago. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160309082804.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  New research finds that voters prefer to be represented in negotiations by people who resort to extortion. http://www.sciencenewsline.com/news/2016030918520036.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I have never been converted to or even had much interest in spiritualism, occultism, Swedenborgianism or any particular religion. And I never, except occasionally for a laugh, visit the quacks who call themselves psychics.’ - Dick Cavett