Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Weekly science news and commentary from a skeptical and nerdy perspective.


The Skeptics Guide #636 - Sep 16 2017

Interview with Massimo Pigliucci; What's the Word: Occult; News Items: Equifax Data Breach, Cassini Grand Finale, Larges Void in the Universe, Microplastics; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction


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Live from DragonCon 2017 with special guest Brian Brushwood; Special: Costumes at DragonCon; News Items: The Benefits of Vaccines, Conspiracy Personality, Hurricane Harvey, Oldest Hominin Footprints, Heavy Element Creation, More False Claims from Goop, Deorbiting Space Debris, Electric Car Legislation; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Liminal; News Items: 40 Years of Voyager, Ichthyosaur, Strongest Resistive Magnet, GMO and Dunning Kruger, Banning Mention of Global Warming; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
Special Guest: Eran Segev; Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Mary Baltz; News Items: Vitamins and Cancer, Panera Marketing Fear, Radio Dish Noise, Outcomes and Gay Marriage, Cyborg Bacteria; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Syzygy; Your Questions and E-mails: Farts; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Eclipse Terminology; News Items: Concrete Gravity Trains, Backfire Effect, Polio Vaccines from Tobacco Plants, Antibiotic Resistance, Alternative Medicine Kills; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Atheist Study Follow up; Science or Fiction
Interview with Jeffrey Hall; What's the Word: Gestalt; News Items: Wiring Taste, Portable Neutrino Detector, Are Atheists Moral, Anthrax Killing Chimps; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Almonds; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Mildred Dresselhaus; News Items: Tracking Asteroids, Vaccinating Pets, The Return of Laetrile, Robot Safecrackers; Who's That Noisy; What's the Word: Recursive; Your Questions and E-mails: Sonic Boom; Science or Fiction
In Memorium: Joe Novella; News Items: NFL Brains, Supersonic Flight, Soft Engines, Measles Vaccination, Moon Express; What's the Word: Parsimony; Science or Fiction
Interview with Michael Mann about climate change and what we can do about it.
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