Episode #701

News Items

  • Voyager 2 Update
  • Fast Radio Bursts Alien?
  • China's Moon Mission
  • The Chickenocene
      • Interview with Susan Gerbic

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          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              Researchers have found a way to harvest electricity directly from plants, so that a single leaf can generate enough voltage to power 100 LED lights. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212093308.htm

            • Item #2 Science

              A new analysis finds that car crashes increase when speed limits are lowered by 10mph below engineering-based guidelines. https://phys.org/news/2018-12-limits-dip.html

            • Item #3 Fiction

              A recent study finds that introductory biology textbooks spend more time discussing insects than any other major group of animals. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212071751.htm

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Curiosity is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives. We have become explorers and scientists with our need to ask questions and to wonder. We will never know everything there is to know, but with our burning curiosity, we have learned so much.’ - Clara Ma