Episode #745

News Items

  • Recycling Nuclear Fuel
  • Galactic Eruption
  • Search for Earhart’s Plane Abandoned
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Biologists have successfully grown an artificial pancreas from stem cells and demonstrated function in a rat model. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/artificial-pancreas-system-better-controls-blood-glucose-levels-current-technology

                • Item #2 Science

                  Scientists have found a neural circuit that makes food taste better with increased hunger. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12478-x

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers find that strong storms can generate “stormquakes” similar to earthquakes of magnitude > 3.5. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GL084217

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Every time you remember something, your mind changes it just a little. Until your best and your worst memories, they’re your biggest illusions.’ Said by Josephus Miller, season 1 episode 6, around 35min 30sec.