Episode #689

News Items

  • Proxima b Weather
  • Wasps Are Important Too
  • Star vs Planet
  • Personality Types
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A new study finds that it is more emotionally rewarding to be flattering rather than honest when giving critical feedback. http://psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi=10.1037%2Fxge0000488

                • Item #2 Science

                  Japanese scientists report the strongest controlled magnetic field ever recorded at 1,200 Tesla. https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5044557

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers find that the Amazon river experiences severe flooding five time more often in the last two decades than in the early 20th century. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/flood-frequency-worlds-largest-river-amazon-increases-five-fold-universidad-austral-de-chile-a8545211.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.’ - Saul Bellow