Episode #608

News Items

  • Returning to the Moon
  • Digital Age Brain Disorders
  • The ADHD Controversy
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Paleontologists have found the world’s oldest fossils, at least 3.7 billion years old, in Quebec, Canada. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301132012.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  The 94 year old inventor of the lithium-ion battery announced a new battery breakthrough, that has 3 times the energy density, more recharge cycles, greater stability, faster recharge, out of cheaper and environmentally friendly materials. https://news.utexas.edu/2017/02/28/goodenough-introduces-new-battery-technology

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  A new study finds that American homeowners actually lost over $1 billion last year by refinancing incorrectly. https://phys.org/news/2017-03-americans-billion-refinancing.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” - From the adventures of Sherlock Holmes