Episode #742

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Curling

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Astrophysicists have proposed a workable model for gamma-ray bursts that involves them exceeding the speed of light without breaking the laws of physics. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190924152835.htm

  • Item #2 Fiction

    Scientists have been able to genetically engineer protein in cells rendering them sufficiently magnetic to be manipulated by an external magnetic field. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190925083802.htm

  • Item #3 Science

    A new analysis finds that a Mars colony could be self sufficient for food for one million people within 100 years. https://home.liebertpub.com/news/could-we-feed-one-million-people-living-on-mars/3600

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘UFOs: The reliable cases are uninteresting and the interesting cases are unreliable.’ Carl Sagan