Episode #630

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Sine Wave Speech

Sonic Boom

  • Follow up to sonic boom.

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Scientists report that they have successfully used CRISPR to fix a disease-causing gene mutation in a newly fertilized egg, effectively curing the disease and preventing its further inheritance. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170802142844.htm

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Researchers have demonstrated that by analyzing millions of tweets they can predict the perpetrators of specific crimes. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801101901.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    A new genetic analysis finds that scorpions and spiders share a common ancestor. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170801115256.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus Aurelius