Episode #593

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    By studying an owl’s wing, engineers have designed an attachment that can reduce the noise generated by existing wind turbines by 10 decibels. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116123404.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    Researchers have demonstrated an ultra-long-lasting oral drug delivery mechanism that can last for 14 days on a single dose. http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/8/365/365ra157.full

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Astronomers have discovered for the first time a star that is not detectably rotating. https://www.mpg.de/10827169/distant-star-is-roundest-object-ever-observed-in-nature

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.’ Terry Pratchett