Episode #559

News Items

  • Desk Exercise
  • Angry Suns
  • Moderate Drinkers and Health
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Astronomers reports that they have found galaxies so bright, at over 100 trillion solar luminosities, there is no current classification for them. http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-astronomers-report-most

                • Item #2 Science

                  Scientists have produced a genetically modified maggot that secrets a protein that promotes wound healing. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/03/23/Maggots-could-help-human-wound-healing/6951458763739/

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  A new study finds that treating toxoplasmosis infection significantly reduces the symptoms of anxiety in 40% of patients. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160323142328.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Just because science doesn’t know everything doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy tale most appeals to you.” - Dara Ó Briain