Episode #672

News Items

  • EM-Drive Follow up
  • Loch Ness DNA
  • Largest Salamanders
      • 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