Episode #636

News Items

  • Cassini Grand Finale
  • Largest Void in the Universe
  • Microplastics
      • Interview with Massimo Pigliucci

          • Regarding logical fallacies: http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/are-logical-fallacies-useful/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              In a recent paper computer scientists argue that the soon to be developed quantum computers will completely destroy all existing internet security. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/euot-ds091317.php

            • Item #2 Fiction

              The first global map of water in the Moon’s soil shows a patchy pattern largely confined to the poles. https://phys.org/news/2017-09-global-moon-soil.html

            • Item #3 Science

              A new study finds that squirrels organize their nut caches by various criteria, such as type and quality. http://news.berkeley.edu/2017/09/12/nut-chunking/

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” ― Thomas A. Edison