Episode #663

News Items

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              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Scientists report the first discovery of a mutation in non-functional (junk) DNA linked to an inherited disease. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321141358.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  By using a filter designed for car exhaust, scientists have reduced the carcinogens and improved the taste of smoked foods. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/newsreleases/2018/march/smoked-foods-are-tastier-less-harmful-with-a-tip-from-the-auto-industry.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  In a recent survey 21% of respondents reported experiencing visual-auditory synesthesia. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180320100845.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “It gets on my nerves when people say science doesn’t know everything. Science knows it doesn’t know everything otherwise it would stop. Just because science doesn’t know everything doesn’t mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy-tale appeals to you.” - Dara O’Briain