Episode #713

News Items

  • Psychic Sting
  • Homeopaths in Honduras
  • Seeing Infrared
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A survey of popular songs between 2006 and 2016 found that references to violence in the pop genre were similar in frequency to hip hop and rap. https://phys.org/news/2019-03-bad-rap-lyrics-violence-hip-hop.html

                • Item #2 Science

                  Data collected from monitoring drivers shows that distracted drivers were 29 times more likely to be in a crash or near crash when driving through a work zone. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0361198118821630

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  An extensive review of ethnographic records from 60 societies finds no universal moral codes. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/701478

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “What use is a newborn baby?” - Benjamin Franklin