Episode #636

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Veery Thrush

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