Episode #742

News Items

  • Warp Drive
  • TVs and Phones Communicating
  • Second Interstellar Object
              • 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