Interview with Richard Wiseman
Science or Fiction
A new paper presents preliminary evidence using fungal spores in concrete mix to make the concrete self-healing – the spores will become activated by cracks and secret calcium to fill them. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117152511.htm
A recent comprehensive study finds that the phases of the moon are statistically significantly associated with the risk of a magnitude 3 or greater earthquake. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116131319.htm
Engineers present the first atom-thick memory storage chip they are dubbing an “atomristor.” https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180117114918.htm
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.’ Brian Greene