Episode #617

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Oscilliscope Music

Interview with Marc Randazza

  • First Amendment Lawyer

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    New research finds that being bilingual increases one’s ability to estimate the subjective passage of time. http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/xge0000314

  • Item #2 Science

    In a recent large study, social smokers had as much of an increase in cardiovascular risk factors as daily smokers. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170503093146.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    Scientists report in a recent study that honey bee hives are healthier in the presence of traditional agriculture compared to non-agricultural areas. https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2017-05-AgGoodForBees.aspx

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“We must trust to nothing but facts: These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.” ― Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry