Episode #818

News Items

  • Cave of Dog Evolution
  • Batteries on the Rise
  • AI Tech Gap
  • Nearby SuperEarth
  • Sea Slug Self-Decapitation
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  Psychologists find that people who habitually engage in impressive-sounding BS are better able to detect BS in others. https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/research-shows-people-who-bs-are-more-likely-fall-bs

                • Item #2 Science

                  A new study finds that people with aphantasia show no fear reaction to scary stories, while showing typical fear reactions to scary images. https://neurosciencenews.com/aphantasia-fear-horror-18809/

                • Item #3 Science

                  Physicists have measured the smallest gravitational field to date, produced by an object of only 90 mg. https://medienportal.univie.ac.at/presse/aktuelle-pressemeldungen/detailansicht/artikel/wie-ein-marienkaefer-die-raumzeit-kruemmt/

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.’ Ada Lovelace