Episode #757

News Items

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              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Researchers have successfully developed a universal flu vaccine, which when tested in mice protected against six different influenza strains. https://news.gsu.edu/2020/01/06/researchers-develop-universal-flu-vaccine-with-nanoparticles-that-protects-against-six-different-influenza-viruses-in-mice/

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that injuries from escooters have a higher rate of head injuries than from bicycles. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200108131651.htm

                • Item #3 Fiction

                  The first ever FRB (fast radio burst) located within the Milky Way galaxy has been confirmed. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/home-galaxy-second-repeating-fast-radio-burst-is-puzzle

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “I’d take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.” ― Douglas Adams