Episode #627

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    A new study finds that states with stricter child safety seat laws, including significant fines, on average reduces the rate of unrestrained children in half.

  • Item #2 Science

    A new Baltimore study finds that poorer neighborhoods have larger mosquito populations.

  • Item #3 Science

    Researchers find that young children learn twice as many new words when read to from books with only one picture per page than ones with two or more pictures.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.’ - J. Robert Oppenheimer