Episode #691

News Items

  • Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Survey on New Age Beliefs
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Astronomers have discovered a microquasar 15,000 light years from Earth spewing photons 25 trillion times more energetic than visible light. http://www.mtu.edu/news/stories/2018/october/scientists-discover-new-nursery-for-superpowered-photons.html

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Researchers have developed a molecule that can convert photons into electrical current at 80% efficiency. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003090348.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  Astronomers announce new observations support the discovery of the first exomoon 8000 light years from Earth. http://www.astronomy.com/news/2018/10/first-exoplanet-found-orbiting-a-planet-around-a-distant-star

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘The biggest gift of science is teaching us how to free our mind. So stay skeptical, be curious, and ask questions.’ Vince Ebert – German entertainer and science communicator