Episode #571

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Bullfrog

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Researchers have found a new type of meteorite, never seen before, that may be evidence of a massive asteroid belt collision 470 million years ago. https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/new-type-meteorite-linked-ancient-asteroid-collision

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Scientists have created synthetic blood in which the iron in hemoglobin is replaced with iridium, resulting in a 10 fold increase in oxygen delivery per volume. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615135154.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    A systematic review of research finds that drinking beverages hotter than 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celcius) is probably carcinogenic, linked to cancer of the esophagus. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160615111712.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“When you believe in things that you don’t understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain’t the way” - Stevie Wonder