Episode #613

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: 3D Printer

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    A new review of research concludes that adults need significantly less sleep as they age. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170405144431.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    In a series of studies, Japanese researchers demonstrate that children as young as six months old are attracted to the heroic acts of others. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-016-0037

  • Item #3 Science

    A new DNA analysis finds that indigenous people living in the Pacific Northwest display genetic continuity with local populations for at least 10,000 years. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/04/03/1620410114.abstract

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Don’t assume the endgame. Focus on the process, follow the evidence, and don’t distort analysis with an imagined conclusion.’ - Gary Kasparov