Episode #661

News Items

  • Lab Grown Meat
  • Seeing Around Corners
  • Opioids No Better
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A new study finds that couples have a highly accurate sense of when their partner is sad or depressed. http://blog.smu.edu/research/2018/03/05/new-study-finds-couples-poorly-knowing-partner-sad-feeling/

                • Item #2 Science

                  A newly published forensic analysis concludes that bones found on Nikumaroro island are very likely those of Amelia Earhart. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180307115506.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  A new genetic analysis suggests that oxygenic photosynthesis evolved a billion years earlier than thought, near the beginning of life about 3.6 billion years ago. https://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/research-and-journals/photosynthesis-originated-a-billion-years-earlier-than-we-thought,-study-shows

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian