Episode #746

News Items

  • Aluminum Air Batteries
  • The Blob
  • Holotropic Breathwork
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Scientists have developed a new method of mining and processing rare-earth elements with minimal environmental impact compared to current methods. https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/magnets-sustainably-separate-mixtures-rare-earth-metals

                • Item #2 Science

                  For the first time scientists prove that human fetuses have a complex gut microbiome prior to birth. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023132145.htm

                • Item #3 Science

                  A new paper outlines a method for detecting wormholes. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191023135913.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.” ― Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations