- Coastal Erosion
- Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole
- Aliens in Vegas
- Alcohol Use Disorder
Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Fox
Question #1: Latitude and Daylight
- Yes, we know
Science or Fiction
Often called the forgotten genocide, in the 1880s, the Ottoman Empire engaged in ethnic cleansing in the region of Astrakhan, killing over 1 million native Cossacks, and ultimately absorbing the territory.
In 1919, in Boston’s North End, a large tank ruptured, spilling 2 million gallons of molasses, which raged through the streets at 35 miles per hour, killing 21 people and injuring 150.
In 1862, some soldiers in the Battle of Shiloh noticed that their wounds glowed green-blue, and these wounds seemed to heal faster than non-glowing wounds. Recent investigations suggest the glow was due to bioluminescent bacteria seeded in the wounds by nematodes. https://www.medicaldiscoverynews.com/shows/630-glowingwounds.html
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
‘Science is the acceptance of what works and the rejection of what does not. That needs more courage than we might think.” — Jacob Bronowski