Episode #717

News Items

  • Brain Scans as Evidence
  • Mars Methane
  • AI Designed Materials
          • Question #1- Corrections

              • - NASA space suits - Winston Churchill - Ukraine
          • Flat Earth Ocean Cruise to Edge of World Planned for 2020 Looks like the flat earthers are planning a cruise in 2020 to the edge of the world. I am so looking forward to hearing all of the logical fallacies in their explanation of why what they find proves their claims, or more likely why the cruise will have to be cancelled. https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/flat-earth-cruise-scheduled-for-2020/ar-BBVp1kZ?ocid=spartanntp https://www.livescience.com/65053-flat-earther-cruise-antarctica-ice-wall.html https://flatearthconference.com/

        Science or Fiction

        • Item #1 Fiction

          Researchers have observed for the first time mountain gorillas adorning, and sometimes even covering, their dead. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190403122446.htm

        • Item #2 Science

          A new study finds that brain damage continues even six weeks after stopping heavy alcohol use. https://neurosciencenews.com/alcohol-brain-damage-10985/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+neuroscience-rss-feeds-neuroscience-news+%28Neuroscience+News+Updates%29

        • Item #3 Science

          Chemists have come up with a method for treating lead pipes that makes them safe to use for drinking water in a few hours, compared to the couple of years current methods require. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190403080506.htm

        Skeptical Quote of the Week

        “Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible.” Barbara Tuchman