Episode #695

News Items

Science or Fiction

  • Item #1 Science

    Cambridge University is associated with 90 Nobel Prizes, the highest in the UK but third world-wide.

  • Item #2 Fiction

    The Wooden Bridge was designed by Sir Isaac Newton and is the first to be based on mathematical principles.

  • Item #3 Science

    Lord Byron was allowed to keep a bear as a pet at Trinity College because there was no specific rule against it.

Skeptical Quote of the Week

‘Man is slightly nearer to the atom than to the star. From his central position man can survey the grandest works of Nature with the atronomer, or the minutest works with the physicist. Knowledge of the stars lead through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.’ - Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington