Episode #709

News Items

  • Medical Errors
  • Magnetic North Pole
  • Celery Juice
  • CRISPR update
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A new study finds that bees are able to learn how to add and subtract. http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/2/eaav0961

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Scientists have demonstrated for the first time echolocation in a species of moth. https://worldnewsbuz.com/deaf-moth-evolves-sound-production-as-a-warning-to-outwit-its-predator-sciencedaily/

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers have found that antibiotic resistant genes can move from temperate regions into soil bacteria even in remote arctic regions in as little as three years. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016041201832587X?via%3Dihub

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “We live in a world where unfortunately the distinction between true and false appears to become increasingly blurred by manipulation of facts, by exploitation of uncritical minds, and by the pollution of the language.” ― Arne Tiselius – Swedish biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1948 ‘for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins.