Episode #770

News Items

  • The TP Thing
  • Mining Space
  • Comet Atlas
      • Interview with Kevin Peter Hand

          • https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Hand/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Science

              In a 2015 study researchers were able to generate rich false memories of subjects having committed a crime in 70% of cases with just suggestive interviews. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0956797614562862

            • Item #2 Science

              A recent study finds that subjects were no better than chance at identifying false memories from true memories in others. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00650/full

            • Item #3 Fiction

              Infantile or childhood amnesia, the inability of adults to remember events prior to about 3 years of age, has been linked to the relative underdevelopment of language. https://www.zmescience.com/research/why-we-cant-remember-before-age-3-05435/

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘Who are stakeholders in that heritage? That pretty much means every single person on earth. Everyone has some attachment to the moon.’ Alice Gorman, PhD, pioneer in the field of space archaeology