Episode #777

News Items

  • Dinosaur Asteroid Impact
  • Backward Time Universe
  • Why Beards
  • Solving Space Junk
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Scientists find evidence that the mass extinction 359 million years ago was caused by a UV damage resulting from a collapse of the ozone layer. https://phys.org/news/2020-05-erosion-ozone-layer-responsible-mass.html

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  A new study of online clothes shopping using augmented reality showed higher purchase satisfaction than in person shopping. https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/05/augmented-reality-can-improve-online-shopping-study-finds

                • Item #3 Science

                  Astronomers have used a new technique to finally identify all the missing baryonic matter in the universe. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2300-2

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I’m 13, so I don’t want to rush everything … I’m still trying to figure it out, but I just want to focus on learning right now. That’s what I love to do.” Jack Rico, youngest graduate in Fullerton College history, earned 4 associates degrees simultaneously over the course of 2 years