Episode #710

News Items

  • Concrete Battery
  • Insect Collapse
  • Asteroid Mining
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A new study finds that the single most effective way to preserve wild fish populations is to promote aquaculture (fish farming). https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190211131525.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  For the first time a fish has passed the mirror test, used as a marker for self-awareness in animals. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/fish-cleaner-wrasse-self-aware-mirror-test-intelligence-news/

                • Item #3 Science

                  An economic analysis reveals that investment in LEGO sets yield stable annual returns exceeding precious stones and metals and rare coins, with the best investments yielding a 600% annual return. https://phys.org/news/2019-02-investment-lego-yield-percent.html