Episode #918

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Ninja Floor

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Scientists propose ejecting dust from the Moon to act as a shield between the Earth and Sun in order to mitigate global warming. https://journals.plos.org/climate/article?id=10.1371/journal.pclm.0000133

  • Item #2 Fiction

    As mountain lion numbers increase, conservationists have proposed setting up traps that will dye their fur pink, or another bright color, to reduce their risk to humans and pets.

  • Item #3 Science

    Neuroscientists propose using fMRI scanning to quantify subject reaction to a copycat trademark to see if it is too similar to an established trademark. https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abo1095

Skeptical Quote of the Week.

‘Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?’ Stephen LaBerge, – American psychophysiologist specializing in the scientific study of lucid dreaming.