Episode #617

News Items

  • Earliest Humans in the New World
  • Cancer Evolution
  • David Young Dies
      • 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