Episode #624

News Items

  • Big Bang Problems
  • Breatharians
  • Biodynamic Farming
  • Coconut Oil Pseudoscience
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A new analysis of the English language over 1,000 years finds that word use changes in unpredictable ways and is strongly influenced by high profile individuals. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010028517300324

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that American 19 year-olds are as sedentary as 60 year-olds. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743517301949

                • Item #3 Science

                  A survey of 2000 exoplanets finds a distinct gap in the size of worlds from 1.75 to 2.0 times the size of Earth for as yet unknown reasons. http://www.caltech.edu/news/new-branch-family-tree-exoplanets-discovered-78703

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Most people cherish their memories, but I know from my work just how much fiction is already in there.” Elizabeth Loftus