Episode #726

News Items

  • Solar Cell Defect Mystery Solved
  • Mutation Affects HIV and Flu Risk
  • Military Lasers
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  During the most recent glacial period, glaciers covered 64% of the land on Earth. https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers/quickfacts.html

                • Item #2 Science

                  Deep glacier ice turns blue as it ages. https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/glaciers/quickfacts.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  Glaciers contain about 75% of the fresh water on Earth. https://blogpatagonia.australis.com/10-facts-about-glaciers/

                Skeptics Quote of the Week

                “First you make people believe they have a problem, and then you sell them the solution. That’s how advertising works. Every snake oil salesman knows that.” ― Oliver Markus Malloy