Episode #762

                • Science or Fiction

                  • Item #1 Science

                    Anxiety is more prevalent in developed countries and among women.

                  • Item #2 Fiction

                    Anxious people are less sensitive to changes in facial expression.

                  • Item #3 Science

                    Friends and family of socially anxious people tend to think highly of them.

                  • Item #4 Science

                    People who suffer from anxiety, while having an anxious episode can perceive smells negatively.

                  Skeptical Quote of the Week

                  ‘Science is the greatest thing known to humans. Through science we have been able to sieze a modicum of control over the otherwise natural state of chaos among the cosmos. It is truly the most stunning achievment for a life form that has emerged from the dust of the stars. In order for us to be the best stewards of our universe we must continue the pursuit of science and may it forever be our torch to light our way forward.’ - Alyssa Carson, First resident of Armstrong Station, The Moon