Episode #669

News Items

  • Self-Assembling Space Telescope
  • JFK Headshot
  • Growing Brains
      • Interview with Ethan Winer

          • http://ethanwiner.com/book.htm

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Mistletoe berries are toxic to most mammal and bird species. http://blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-things-to-know-about-mistletoe/

            • Item #2 Science

              European Mistletoe is the only multicellular organism known to lack Complex I proteins, essential for mitochondrial production of ATP. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982218303658

            • Item #3 Science

              The name “mistletoe” derives from the anglosaxon words “mistel” and “tan”, translating to “dung on a twig.” https://www.etymonline.com/word/mistletoe

            • Item #4 Science

              There are 1,300 species of mistletoe worldwide. http://blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-things-to-know-about-mistletoe/

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be.” Frank Zappa