Episode #650

News Items

  • Pentagon UFO Videos
  • How the Flu Kills
  • CDC Word Ban
      • Interview with Joe Nickel

          • recorded at CSICon 2017

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              New research on medieval cathedral glass finds that it flows 16 orders of magnitude faster than previously estimated. http://news.psu.edu/story/498801/2017/12/18/research/researcher-uses-westminster-abbey-windows-shine-light-glass-myth

            • Item #2 Fiction

              New flu vaccine practice guidelines increase precautions for patients with egg allergies due to an increase in reported allergic reactions. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171219091158.htm

            • Item #3 Science

              Researchers have successfully harnessed sperm to deliver chemotherapy directly to cervical cancer cells. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2017/acs-presspac-december-20-2017/harnessing-sperm-to-treat-gynecological-diseases.html

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘If you think something is breaking the laws of physics, then there is likely an error in perception.’ - Steven Novella