Episode #848

News Items

        Science or Fiction

        • Item #1 Science

          If every virus on Earth were laid end to end, they would reach about 100 million lights years. https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro2644

        • Item #2 Science

          There are 100 million times as many bacteria in the world’s oceans as there are stars in the observable universe.

        • Item #3 Science

          The rate of viral infections on Earth is about 1 trillion per second.

        Skeptical Quote of the Week.

        ‘It’s never shameful for even a wise man to keep on learning new things all his life. Be flexible, not rigid. Think of trees caught in a raging winter torrent: Those that bend will survive with all their limbs intact. Those that resist are swept away.’ Said by Haimon in the play ‘Antigone’ by Sophocles