Episode #792

News Items

  • The Neuroscience of Stuttering
  • Undead Fears
  • Mighty Mouse in Space
  • Fake Reviews
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Science

                  Wolves were completely eradicated from the British Isles by about 1760. https://ukwct.org.uk/files/disappearance.pdf

                • Item #2 Fiction

                  Wolves raised and socialized by humans from young pups are as ‘tractable’ as domestic dogs. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-09/elu-ctc090720.php

                • Item #3 Science

                  In North America there have been only six reported unprovoked wolf attacks against humans in the last century, none of which were fatal. http://www.wolfmatters.org/myths-and-truths-about-wolves.html

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re sceptical.’ attributed to Arthur C Clarke