Episode #586

News Items

  • Piezoelectric Roads
  • Unhackable
  • Change in Astrological Sign
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A recent study of the cosmic microwave background reveals, for the first time, evidence that the universe has a slight spin. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922093823.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  The World Health Organization recently declared that measles has been eliminated in the entirety of the Americas. https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/27/measles-eliminated-in-americas/

                • Item #3 Science

                  A recently published study demonstrates that riding a roller coaster can help remove kidney stones. http://gizmodo.com/how-a-roller-coaster-can-help-you-pass-a-kidney-stone-1787084760

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Cutting off fundamental curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter, but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the winters to come?” - Carl Sagan