Episode #631

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Thermal Vent

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)