Episode #685

News Items

  • Teleology and Conspiracies
  • Kratom Poisoning
  • Neanderthal Denisovan Child
  • Neutron Stars
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Programmer have developed an algorithm for detecting fake news that works better than humans. https://news.umich.edu/fake-news-detector-algorithm-works-better-than-a-human/

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  A new study finds that the color of images being viewed affects the interpretation of speech sounds. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180822082637.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  A new published analysis concludes that the Milky Way had a two billion year gap in star formation in its history. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0329-2

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Dolphins and monkeys, basically, could play chess together. Those are brilliant animals.’ – Perry DeAngelis