Episode #557

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week – modem sound

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