Episode #734

News Items

  • Acupuncture for Angina
  • Asteroid Near Miss
  • Rainmakers
  • Lyme Conspiracy
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  A new study finds that children born of older parents have a higher risk of aggression, anxiety, and depression. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/cdev.13267

                • Item #2 Science

                  Neuroscientists find a positive correlation between general knowledge and the efficiency of cortical networking. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/per.2217

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers find that subjects talking to themselves in virtual reality as Sigmund Freud was more effective in improving mood than speaking to a scripted Freud character. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-46877-3

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I want people to walk away with an understanding of how remarkably superlative the oceans really are. Not just in terms of sheer size and beauty, but also in their ecological complexity and the tremendous biological wealth they contain. Perhaps above all, I want them to understand how absolutely critical ocean health is to the health of all life on Earth.’ Melanie Stiassny, the Axelrod Research Curator of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History.