Episode #711

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Puffin

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    Isaac Newton was not a true alchemist as some claim, but was simply pursuing what passed for the science of chemistry of his day.

  • Item #2 Science

    Chameleons do not use their color changing ability for camouflage.

  • Item #3 Science

    Most diamonds are not made from compressed coal.

  • Item #4 Science

    Despite being called a ‘gas giant,’ Jupiter is mostly liquid.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“It may be research, and it may be important, but unless enough details of the experimental methodology are made available so that it can be subjected to true reproducibility tests by skeptics, it isn’t science.” – Dan Gezelter,