Episode #632

News Items

  • Backfire Effect
  • Polio Vaccine from Tobacco
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Alternative Medicine Kills
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Scientists have developed a technique for imaging subjective pain intensity using electroencephalogram. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-08/uota-sdp081617.php

                • Item #2 Science

                  Scientists have developed a technique for imaging nerves intraoperatively using only polarized light with 100% accuracy. https://www.osapublishing.org/boe/abstract.cfm?uri=boe-8-9-4122

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers have developed a new MRI scan technique that allows for imaging in two colors at once. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170816110124.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Science doesn’t always go forwards. It’s a bit like doing a Rubik’s cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik’s cube before you can get it to go right.” – Jocelyn Bell Burnell