Episode #648

News Items

  • Before the Big Bang
  • The Causes of Science Denial
  • This is Your Head in a Particle Accelerator
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Researchers find that viruses share some of their genes across all kingdoms of life, not just the ones they infect. https://illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/586905

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that playing 3D video games increased gray matter in the memory forming parts of the brain. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187779

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for 3D printing entire organs made out of a host’s own stem cells. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171206122609.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘The mind tells me one thing, and the heart tells me something else. But the facts are there.’’ – Robert Oswald, brother of Lee Harvey Oswald.