Episode #690

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Laser engraver

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    A new study finds that some pathogenic bacteria are able to hibernate in order to evade and survive a course of antibiotics. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925110025.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    Researchers find that minimally invasive autopsy is diagnostically superior to traditional full autopsy. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-09-minimally-invasive-autopsy-postmortem.html

  • Item #3 Fiction

    A new analysis concludes that Martian moon Phobos not only is a captured asteroid but likely originated in the Kuiper belt. https://news.agu.org/press-release/martian-moon-may-have-come-from-impact-on-home-planet-new-study-suggests/

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the mere fact of our existence should keep us all in a state of contented dazzlement.” ― Lewis Thomas