Episode #609

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Unicorn midi

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