Episode #760

News Items

  • Fighting Fat With Salt and Ice
  • Where Does Poop Go
  • Solar Scam
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Scientists find that a species of paper wasp is able to recognize individual wasp faces, a rare talent in insects. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/01/paper-wasps-rapidly-evolved-ability-identify-faces

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  A new study finds that women perform better than men on visuospatial tasks, contrary to prior research. https://www.ul.ie/news-centre/news/lero-research-shows-sexes-have-equal-spatial-cognition

                • Item #3 Science

                  Chemists report a process by which they can cheaply and quickly create usable graphene in bulk from any organic material, even garbage. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200127134751.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.’ - Vera Rubin