Episode #635

News Items

  • Conspiracy Personality
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • Oldest Hominin Footprints
  • Heavy Element Creation
  • More Goop False Claims
  • Deorbiting Space Debris
  • Electric Car Legislation
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  The needless hypospray actually predates Star Trek; it was developed and used in 1960.

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  China has developed a handheld heat ray gun that is lethal at up to 60 meters.

                • Item #3 Science

                  The US Military has developed ‘Iron Man’ type full body armor with internal monitors and heads up display.

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.’ - Douglas Adams (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency)