Episode #688

News Items

  • Pluto Revisited
  • Light Sails
  • Growing Brains
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A seeing eye dog named Daisy led 31 people to safety after the jet hit the first tower and before it collapsed. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/daisy-dog-rescued-911-survivors/

                • Item #2 Science

                  The fires at ground zero burned for 100 days before they were finally extinguished. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/dec/20/september11.usa

                • Item #3 Science

                  Google’s top search topic for the week following 9/11 was “Nostradamus.” https://www.sliptalk.com/911-unknown-facts/

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I believe there is no philosophical high-road in science, with epistemological signposts. No, we are in a jungle and find our way by trial and error, building our road behind us as we proceed.’ - Max Born