Episode #583

News Items

  • Space Train
  • Juno at Jupiter
  • Evolving Tasmanian Devils
  • Finding Galactic Missing Matter
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Researchers find that 30% of college students flush their unused prescription medication down the drain. http://www.uvm.edu/giee/?Page=news&storyID=23308&category=gundhome

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that simply wearing glasses reduced facial recognition by people to a statistically significant degree. http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/health/superman-glasses-disguise-facial-recognition/

                • Item #3 Science

                  For the first time engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors. http://phys.org/news/2016-09-carbon-nanotube-transistors-outperform-silicon.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Good grief. If we can’t laugh at ourselves, and at one another, in good spirit and without malice, then what fun can there be? If we must withhold all ribbing in the name of protecting everyone’s feelings, then we truly are a toothless society.” – George Takei