Episode #559

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Tron

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