Episode #676

News Items

  • Continent of Stability
  • Return of Astrology
  • Antarctic Ice
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A new study finds that a non-antibiotic chemical often used in toothpaste can promote the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412018303672

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Astronomers have discovered new exo-asteroids close to their host star by a new technique for direct observation. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180618113030.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  Biologists have discovered a species for the first time that uses two different translations of the genetic code to translate DNA into proteins. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180614213814.htm

                Skeptical quote of the week

                ‘Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10. ‘ Neil Armstrong