Episode #609

News Items

  • Giving Mars a Magnetic Field
  • New Study of Liberation Procedure
  • Supersolids
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Researchers have uncovered evidence that Neanderthal Man was self-medicating with aspirin 50,000 years ago. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308131218.htm

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Scientists have been able to grow an entire mouse skull using stem cells and scaffolding. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170308114622.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers report that they were able to grow potatoes in simulated Martian soil and atmosphere. http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/03/08/Study-Potatoes-can-grow-on-Mars/7961488992637/

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “I think scientists have a valid point when they bemoan the fact that it’s socially acceptable in our culture to be utterly ignorant of math, whereas it is a shameful thing to be illiterate.” Jennifer Ouellette