Episode #672

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Knees

Interview with Jennifer Ouellette

  • http://jenniferouellette-writes.com/

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    Wakaleo schouteni is an extinct marsupial lion, now confirmed to have been living in southern Australia as late at the 19th century. http://www.esf.edu/top10/2018/09.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    The Baffling Beetle lives among one species of army ants, disguising itself as the abdomen of the ant onto which it latches. http://www.esf.edu/top10/2018/04.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    A new species of orangutan has been discovered, which is estimated to share a common ancestor with other orangutans 3.38 million years ago. http://www.esf.edu/top10/2018/05.htm

  • Item #4 Science

    Pseudoliparis swirei is a new species of snailfish discovered at 26,000 feet depth, making it the deepest fish ever discovered. http://www.esf.edu/top10/2018/06.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“There is no reason why the history and philosophy of science should not be taught in such a way as to bring home to all pupils the grandeur of science and the scope of its discoveries.” — Prince Louis-Victor de Broglie