Episode #707

News Items

  • New Atom Smasher
  • Mapping the Brain
  • Animals in Winter
              • 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