Episode #670

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Guitar string

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