Episode #650

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: LIGO

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