Episode #615

News Items

  • Life Without Oxygen
  • Mind Reading Hype
  • Alex Jones – Performance Artist
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  In a new study researchers find that neurons are able to form a network in the absence of synaptic activity. http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2017/20170419maximov.html

                • Item #2 Science

                  Scientists have shown that homing pigeons are able to pass on knowledge to subsequent generations, the first non-primate species to demonstrate this ability. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoo-hps041217.php

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  Scientists find that even starting with a single female cockroach, they are able to reproduce asexually and indefinitely maintain a large population. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170419091609.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “The world we live in is beautiful to look at, but it’s even more beautiful to understand.” - Brian Cox