Episode #670

News Items

  • Hawaii Volcanic Activity
  • Spider Silk and Steel
  • Toxic Moon Dust
      • Interview with Adam Becker

          • http://freelanceastrophysicist.com/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              New observations of Kuiper belt object 2004 EW95 suggest that it originated in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter but was flung into the outer solar system. http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1814/

            • Item #2 Science

              A new study finds that fish swimming in schools literally get sucked along by the crowd, making their swimming more efficient. http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/3111.htm

            • Item #3 Fiction

              A new analysis of the Leaning Tower of Pisa concludes that it will likely not survive the next magnitude 4 or greater earthquake that strikes the region. http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2018/may/tower-of-pisa.html

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “Photons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.” ― Woody Allen