Episode #737

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: trombone

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Jose Delgado, a Yale physiologist, invented the stimoceiver – a radio controlled implant he placed in the brains of animals and ultimately people, to remotely control their emotions and physical movements. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_Rodr%C3%ADguez_Delgado

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Soviet biologist Ilya Ivanov successfully created a human-chimp hybrid, although the infant only lived for three weeks. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ilya-Ivanovich-Ivanov

  • Item #3 Science

    Russian physician Sergei Brukhonenko kept a decapitated dog’s head alive and awake with extracorporeal blood perfusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2BxGOdYm8U

Skeptical Quote of the Week

“Dolphins and monkeys basically could play chess together. Those are brilliant animals.” – Perry DeAngelis (August 22, 1963 – August 19, 2007)