Episode #625

News Items

  • Hawking on Mars
  • Science in Court
  • Countdown to Solar Eclipse
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera that can focus light without a lens. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622104049.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  Astronomers believe they have found evidence for yet another planet in our solar system, 60 AU away from the sun and between the mass of Mars and the Earth. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622104052.htm

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  Australian scientists report a new method to convert atmospheric CO2 directly into a form a coal. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news93022.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘We are not afraid of predators, we’re transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal way, we love our monsters.’ E.O.Wilson