Episode #778

News Items

  • SpaceX and the ISS
  • Police Brutality Breeds Distrust
  • Journalists and UFOs
  • Will Your Dog Rescue You?
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  For the first time scientists have developed functional artificial red blood cells that not only can carry oxygen, but also deliver drugs. https://www.nanowerk.com/news2/biotech/newsid=55293.php

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  An unparalleled find of human remains at a site in South America spanning 9,000 years indicate that maize was only a minor contributor to overall diet until less than 1,000 years ago, when it eventually displaced other staples. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_799398_en.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  Astronomers have made the most accurate measurements of dark energy to date, showing the universe is incredibly flat. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200603120551.htm

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                “When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” Dalai Lama ’Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.’ -Jeanette Winterson