Episode #710

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: frogs

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