Episode #785

News Items

  • Twitter Bans QAnon
  • Uncuttable Material
  • Bunny Ebola
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  A new analysis of 130 mammalian species finds that brain overall connectivity and connection efficiency are conserved across all species tested. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41593-020-0641-7

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Scientists have discovered that goosebumps are conserved in humans because they protect the skin from frostbite. https://hscrb.harvard.edu/news/the-real-reason-behind-goosebumps/

                • Item #3 Science

                  Researchers have found that the average shape of natural rock fragments is a cube. https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/16/2001037117

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Nothing limits intelligence more than ignorance; nothing fosters ignorance more than one’s own opinions; nothing strengthens opinions more than refusing to look at reality.’ -Sheri S. Tepper, novelist (16 Jul 1929-2016)