Episode #565

News Items

Who's That Noisy

  • Answer to last week: Digital signal

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Fiction

    Following up on prior predictions, astronomers report that direct observations support the existence of a distant ninth planet in our solar system. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160503131506.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    In a recent study, every security software product tested actually lowered the level of security from the level already provided by browsers and operating systems. http://www.publicnow.com/view/A12CFFBC7975F939E784D825962B16E94869224D?2016-05-04-15:30:48+01:00-xxx3865

  • Item #3 Science

    Scientists find that subjective feelings of confidence may be rooted in unconscious rigorous statistical analysis. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/05/160504142122.htm

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.’ -William Kingdon Clifford, mathematician and philosopher (4 May 1845-1879)