The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

by Dr. Steven Novella MD · · · · 1766 subscribers

The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe is a weekly science podcast discussing the latest science news, critical thinking, bad science, conspiracies and controversies. -The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: Your escape to reality - Produced by SGU Productions, LLC: http://www.theskepticsguide.org

What's the Word: Etiology; News Items: Quantum Woo, Probing the Sun, Bullet Proof, Spider Ballooning, Hogweed; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Bio-Degradable Plastics; Science or Fiction

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Older Episodes

What's the Word: Adsorption; News Items: Harlan Ellison Dies, Complex Organic Molecules on Enceladus, Clever Crows, New England Supervolcano, Marshmallow Test Revisited; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Non-Ionizing Radiation; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Endophyte; News Items: DNA Testing, Anti-Smart Meter Pseudoscience, Keeping Ahead of the Expanding Universe, Roots of Alcoholism; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Brit-Bashing; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Vector; News Items: Video Game Addiction, Continent of Stability, Return of Astrology, Antarctic Ice; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Polio Follow Up; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Rachel Carson; News Items: Lying About Golden Rice, Solar Roads Again, Polio Comeback, Fastest Supercomputer; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Hermeneutic; News Items: Sterile Neutrino, Tardigrade Lifespan, Louis Vuitton Rainmaker, Panspermia Follow Up; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Balance of Nature; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Irruptive; News Items: Colonizing Mars, Multivitamin Meta- analysis, AI Diagnostics, Musk's Twitter Breakdown; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
Interview with Jennifer Ouellette; What's the Word: Sapient vs Sentient; News Items: Cancer Quackery Death, EM Drive Follow Up, Loch Ness DNA, Largest Salamanders; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Panspermia; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Consanguineous; News Items: Yanny or Laurel, Google Duplex, Falcon-9 Launches, Coffee a Carcinogen, Alien Octopuses; Science or Fiction
Interview with Adam Becker; What's the Word: Epiphyte; News Items: Knowledge of Evolution, Hawaii Volcanic Activity, Spider Silk and Steel, Toxic Moon Dust; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
Interview with Ethan Winer; What's the Word: Fallacy; News Items: Flipping Magnetic Fields, Self-Assembling Space Telescope, JFK Headshot, Growing Brains; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Annealing vs Tempering; Science or Fiction
Interview with Tobias Fuchslin; What's the Word: Annealing; News Items: Echochambers, Organic Solar Cells, Self-Cleaning Coating; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
News Items: Communicating without Speaking, Nutrition Pseudoscience, Rare Earths, Eating Plastic; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Acidic Food; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Demon; News Items: 666, Buzz Aldrin and Aliens, AI Good and Evil, The Business of Exorcism, The Power of Satan; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Acidic vs Alkiline diet; Science or Fiction
Interview with Mark Lynas; What's the Word: Atavism,; News Items: Cell Phones and Cancer, Robot Bees on Mars, Largest Dinosaurs; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Math, Interstitium Pseudoscience; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Emily Rosa; News Items: Vitamin C Myth, Atacama Mummy, Death by Apitherapy, New Views of Jupiter; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Vagility; News Items: NASA's Hammer, ESP on CBS, Free Speech; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Meat Consumption; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Brenda Miller; News Items: Stephen Hawking Dies, The Brain's Predictive Coding, Daylight Savings Time, Fusion in 15 years?; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Duct Tape and Amelia Earhart; Science or Fiction
What's the Word: Heritable vs Inheritable; News Items: Not Too Many Too Soon, Lab Grown Meat, Seeing Around Corners, Opiods No Better; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Margaret Oakley Dayhoff; News Items: Low-Fat vs Low-Carb, Moa Genome, Superatomic Semiconductors, Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Meatleg Lives, Conspiracy Theorists; Science or Fiction