Episode #613

News Items

  • Citizen Science and Planet 9
  • Tentacle Robot
  • Boeing Deep Space Plans
  • Death by Turmeric
              • 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