Episode #678

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last wee: rock tumbler

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study finds that 105 years old the risk of dying levels off, with no further increase in death rate with age. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628171420.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    Researchers find that as people make progress in solving problems, they lower the bar for what constitutes a problem, obscuring the progress. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180628151752.htm

  • Item #3 Fiction

    A new analysis of Medicare spending finds that 30% is used on patients with a 4 week mortality rate of >50%. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6396/1462.full

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“The kitchen’s a laboratory, and everything that happens there has to do with science. It’s biology, chemistry, physics. Yes, there’s history. Yes, there’s artistry. Yes, to all of that. But what happened there, what actually happens to the food is all science.” - Alton Brown