Episode #569

News Items

  • Total Bacterial Resistance
  • Bumble Bees Sense Electric Fields
  • What is happening in our oceans?
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Belgian researchers have developed a technique for using ultrasound to evaluate the quality of chocolate while it is being produced. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160601111359.htm

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  American researchers report a case in which they implanted a computer chip into the brain of a stroke patient which stimulates the pathways necessary for leg movements and improved the patient’s ability to walk. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160531104040.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  Japanese researchers were able to generate a continuous current from the electric organ of an electric ray, which they hope to develop into a source of usable electricity. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160531082157.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘If you’re not comfortable with the unknown, then it’s difficult to be a scientist… I don’t need an answer. I don’t need answers to everything. I want to have answers to find.” - Brian Cox