Episode #593

News Items

  • Stoern Liquidates
  • STDs Rising
  • Finding Antibiotics in the Genome
              • 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