Episode #797

News Items

  • When Satellites Collide
  • Humans Evolving Extra Blood Vessel
      • Interview with Paul Thibado

          • https://fulbright.uark.edu/departments/physics/directory/index/uid/thibado/name/Paul-Thibado/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201002091029.htm

          • Science or Fiction

            • Item #1 Fiction

              Careful examination of traffic patterns reveals that, on average, 30% of all traffic in New York City is cruising for a parking space. https://www.parkingtoday.com/articledetails.php?id=2624&t=is-30-percent-of-traffic-cruising-for-parking

            • Item #2 Science

              Multiple studies indicate that increasing road capacity does not reduce traffic in the long run and in some cases may worsen it. https://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/06/21/the-science-is-clear-more-highways-equals-more-traffic-why-are-dots-still-ignoring-it/

            • Item #3 Science

              Research shows that self-driving cars as a service would significantlhttps://www.businessinsider.com/self-driving-cars-traffic-worse-research-2019-2y increase traffic congestion.

            Skeptical Quote of the Week

            ‘All models are wrong, but some are useful.’ – George Box