Episode #779

News Items

  • fMRI Research
  • Where FRBs Come From
      • Interview with Angela Saini

          • https://www.angelasaini.co.uk/

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Archaeologists have used ground penetrating radar to map an ancient city in northern Italy that is at least 3 thousand years old and from a previously unknown culture. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/world/ancient-roman-city-radar-scn/index.html

            • Item #2 Science

              Researchers have developed an implantable therapeutic neural stimulator that is wireless, and does not require a battery, magnetic coil, or radiowaves for power. https://www.cell.com/neuron/fulltext/S0896-6273(20)30365-2

            • Item #3 Science

              A new study finds that conservatives, but not liberals, react to government warning labels by being more likely to engage in the unhealthy behavior. https://news.nd.edu/news/government-health-safety-regulations-backfire-with-conservatives-study-shows/

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            “Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.” —Miyamoto Musashi.