Episode #576

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Aztec Scream Whistle

Interview with Maria Cork

  • Special effects experts who worked on Chewbacca for Star Wars 7

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study finds that heating milk by 10 degrees Celcius for less than one second extends the shelf life from 3 weeks to 10 weeks. https://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2016/Q3/rapid,-low-temperature-process-adds-weeks-to-milks-shelf-life.html

  • Item #2 Fiction

    A new analysis concludes that the Moon’s Imbrium basin was formed much more recently than previously assumed, as recently as 10 million years ago. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160720135637.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    Researchers have demonstrated that humans can detect a single photon of light. http://www.nature.com/news/people-can-sense-single-photons-1.20282

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Denialists maintain their stance – be it in regard to HIV and AIDS, the holocaust, or 9/11 – in the face of exhaustive and irrefutable evidence. It is not melodramatic to say that vocalization of these particular falsehoods have been responsible for many deaths.’ - Ben Vincent