Episode #588

News Items

  • Nobel Prize – Chemistry
  • Nobel Prize – Physics
  • Longevity
      • Interview with David Pratt

          • www.davidpratt.ca

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              Astronomers have discovered a solar system with three separate and misaligned planet-forming discs. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161011134323.htm

            • Item #2 Science

              Nanoengineers have created a system that transforms nanoparticles into universal modular “LEGO-like” building blocks. http://themelbourneengineer.eng.unimelb.edu.au/2016/10/nanoscale-engineering-transforms-particles-lego-like-building-blocks/

            • Item #3 Fiction

              In the first head-to-head comparison between doctors and computer-based diagnostic systems, the computer-based systems outperformed the human doctors in making correct diagnoses by 20%.https://hms.harvard.edu/news/doc-versus-machine-0

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Keep the company of those who seek the truth-run from those who have found it.’ - Vaclav Havel, writer, philosopher and last president of Czechoslovakia.