Episode #625

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Engineers at Caltech have created a flat camera that can focus light without a lens. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622104049.htm

  • Item #2 Science

    Astronomers believe they have found evidence for yet another planet in our solar system, 60 AU away from the sun and between the mass of Mars and the Earth. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170622104052.htm

  • Item #3 Fiction

    Australian scientists report a new method to convert atmospheric CO2 directly into a form a coal. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/news/news93022.html

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘We are not afraid of predators, we’re transfixed by them, prone to weave stories and fables and chatter endlessly about them, because fascination creates preparedness, and preparedness, survival. In a deeply tribal way, we love our monsters.’ E.O.Wilson