Episode #707

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Brain Machine interface

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Researchers have developed a laser that can deliver conversational sounds at distance to a recipient’s ear without any receiving device. https://phys.org/news/2019-01-technology-lasers-transmit-audible-messages.html

  • Item #2 Science

    A new analysis concludes that most of Earth’s life-forming elements likely came from the collision with a Mars-sized planet that formed the moon. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190123144519.htm

  • Item #3 Fiction

    A new study of all major bird groups finds little to no correlation between the shape of the bird’s beak and their feeding behavior. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190122115043.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Humility before the facts is the only thing that keeps a rational man together.’ - Hugh Laurie