Episode #580

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Miss Cleo

Interview with Fraser Cain

  • http://www.universetoday.com/130276/earth-like-planet-around-proxima-centauri-discovered/

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study finds that users ignore security warning messages up to 87% of the time depending on when those messages appear. https://news.byu.edu/news/most-people-disregard-security-warnings-when-they-pop-our-computer-screen-why-they-come-bad

  • Item #2 Fiction

    In a recent survey female students aged 18-29 reported sending and receiving an average of 265 texts per day, which they report made them feel more connected to family and friends. http://www.kent.edu/kent/news/can-cell-phones-make-you-feel-less-connected-your-friends-and-family

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Scientists have developed a new form of cuprate with the highest temperature superconductivity to date, at -30 degrees Celcius, edging closer to the ultimate goal of room temperature superconductivity. https://www.bnl.gov/newsroom/news.php?a=11864

Skeptical Quote of the Week

I need sceptical, clever, critical. Sceptical and critical, remember? Be strong, even if it breaks your heart. – The Twelfth Doctor, Dr. Who, Dark Water, with Peter Capaldi