Episode #578

News Items

  • Electroceuticals
  • Female Orgasm
  • Private Mission to the Moon
      • Interview with Grant Richey

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              A new review of a large set of online data finds that there is a large incentive to encourage, and even fake, 5 star reviews, which significantly increase the profitability of products. http://phys.org/news/2016-08-star-online-customer-backfire.html

            • Item #2 Science

              Scientists have, for the first time, documented that some birds can sleep in flight, allowing them to stay aloft for weeks at a time. https://www.mpg.de/10673637/frigatebirds-sleep

            • Item #3 Science

              A new study on mice finds that cow’s milk with 100 times the estrogen found in even the highest estrogen content in commercial milk did not affect blood estrogen levels or have any measurable biological effect. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160803124441.htm

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it. George Bernard Shaw