Episode #632

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: VODER

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