Episode #679

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Electric motor

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    A new report concludes that 85% of the asteroids in the inner solar system derive from a single primordial planet. http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2018/06/study-reveals-secret-origins-of-asteroids-and-meteorites.php

  • Item #2 Science

    A new analysis of an Australopithecus afarensis indicate that, unlike the adults, children retained a grasping toe used for climbing. http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/7/eaar7723.full

  • Item #3 Science

    A new analysis finds that the first dogs in the Americas came from North Asia, but were almost completely wiped out by European breeds when they were introduced. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705143544.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Eddie, there’s no such thing as a psychic. People believe my folderol because I wear a black tuxedo … we’re in show biz. It’s all about razzle-dazzle. Appearances. If you look good and you talk well, people will believe anything.’ Criswell, portrayed by Jeffrey Jones in the movie Ed Wood