Episode #577

News Items

  • Superatoms
  • Dolly Clone Follow Up
  • The Neuroscience of Cool
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A review of the last 31 years of video games reveals a steady increase in the number of highly sexualized female characters. http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2016/07/survey-of-women-in-video-games.shtml

                • Item #2 Science

                  Astronomers report the first discovery of a supernova that appears to have exploded twice. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160726123416.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  MIT scientists have developed a prototype theater that allows for glasses-free 3D. http://news.mit.edu/2016/glasses-free-3d-larger-scale-0725

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I’m sorry, but that’s completely ridiculous … You could claim that anything’s real if the only basis for believing in it is that nobody’s proved it doesn’t exist!’ – Hermione Grainger, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows author J.K Rowling