Episode #772

News Items

  • Bizarre Bacteria
  • UV Light and Covid-19
  • Diamond Energy Storage
  • Reproducing Cactus Coral
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Scientists have concluded that heavy rainfall triggered the Kilauea volcano eruption in May 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2020/study-suggests-rainfall-triggered-2018-k-lauea-eruption

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  A new study finds that drones are more energy efficient than diesel delivery vans in urban settings. https://techxplore.com/news/2020-04-delivery-drones-postal-vans-reveals.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers find that drinking coffee (regular or decaffeinated), over the short term, significantly increases sensitivity to sweetness and decreases sensitivity to bitterness. https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/9/4/493/htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “Induction, analogy, hypotheses founded upon facts and rectified continually by new observations, a happy tact given by nature and strengthened by numerous comparisons of its indications with experience, such are the principal means for arriving at truth.” Jean-Baptiste Lamarck