Episode #631

News Items

  • Portable Neutrino Detector
  • Are Atheists Moral
  • Anthrax Killing Chimps
      • Interview with Jeff Hall

          • https://lowell.edu/staff-member/jeffrey-hall/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              Paleontologists have discovered the new largest dinosaur known, a titanosaur that weighed 76 tons, almost as much as the space shuttle. https://apnews.com/53919a0af5de4dedbc9e95e5465e9677

            • Item #2 Science

              Astronomers have discovered a new class of variable stars that oscillate over minutes rather than days. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170809140220.htm

            • Item #3 Fiction

              A new analysis concludes that a 1,500 year old petroglyph found in Colorado depicts a nearby supernova. http://www.colorado.edu/today/2017/08/08/chaco-canyon-petroglyph-may-represent-ancient-total-eclipse

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”  — Abraham Maslow, The Psychology of Science (1966)