Episode #571

News Items

  • Crossing the Blood-Brain Barrier
  • Gun Violence is a Public Health Issue
  • Australian Government and Funding Pseudoscience
  • More Gravity Waves
              • 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