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: https://www.theskepticsguide.org

What's the Word: Phenotype; News Items: Satellites and Light Pollution, Heart Size and Space Travel, Self-Replicating Synthetic Cells, Why No Lyme Vaccine, Origins of SARS-CoV-2; Quickie with Evan: New Atomic Clocks; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Avi Loeb; Science or Fiction

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News Items: Vaccine Hesitancy, Ocean Worlds, Oumuamua Explained, More Dead Sea Scrolls; Your Questions and E-mails: Dark Matter Debunked?; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction
Your Number's Up: Pi; News Items: Landing on the Moon, Seeing Thylacines, Losing Yourself, Reading for Fun; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Geert Vanden Bossche, Power vs Energy; Science or Fiction
COVID Update; News Items: Vaccines Prevent Spread, Cave of Dog Evolution, Batteries on the Rise, AI Tech Gap, Nearby Superearth, Sea Slug Self- Decapitation; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Mechanical Turk; Science or Fiction
News Items: Moxie on Mars, Megafauna Extinction, Earth's Oxygen Atmosphere, When to End a Conversation; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: TMS and Depression; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction
Interview with Philip Goff; What's the Word: Percolation; News Items: Perseverance, Communicating While Dreaming, Phage Viruses and Antibiotics, Good the Pandemic; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
Cold Snap in Texas; News Items: American Megafauna Extinction, The Fifth Dimension, Bird's Magnetic World, Pentagon UFO Wreckage; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Police and Lie Detection, Saunas and Sweat; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Update; News Items: Lie Detectors, Sauna Detox, Black Hole Energy Extraction, Hearing Dead People; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy: Availability Heuristic; Science or Fiction
Forgotten Superheroes of Science: Rita Levi-Montalcini; News Items: Dunning Kruger Validity, Junk on the Moon, Protein Switches, Bipolar Ionization; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Multiverse Revisited, Compliment Sandwich; Science or Fiction
12 SGU Live Stream; News Items: Streaming Carbon Footprint, Assassin Bug Fossil, Stealing Monkeys; Special Report: Solar Gravitational Lens Astronomy; Is It True; Science or Fiction
News Items: Number of Galaxies in the Universe, Logic of the Multiverse, Protecting Lunar Artifacts, Masking After Vaccine, CIA UFO Disclosure; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Q-Anon and Game Design; Science or Fiction
Interview with Phil McAlister from NASA; What's the Word: Degenerate; News Items: Graphene Superconductors, Controlling Superintelligent Machines, Scalar Energy Scam; Who's That Noisy; Your questions and E-mails: Learning Styles,; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Update; News Items: Canyons on Mars, Ethics of Brain-Machine- Interface, Belief in Learning Styles, Ravens and Ape Intelligence; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Pornstar Names and Security; Science or Fiction
Psychic Predictions; News Items: New SARS-CoV-2 Variant, Satellites Made From Wood, Quantum Computing Advance; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction
SGU 2020 Year in Review; Best Science News Items and Pseudoscience of the Year; Favorite SGU Moments; Skeptical Heroes and Jackasses; In Memoriam; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Update: Vaccine and Home Testing; News Items: Arecibo Telescope, AI Predicting Weather, Manipulated by Robots, Genetically Engineered Pigs, Asteroid Sample Return; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Historicity of Jesus; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Update; News Items: Chuck Yeagar dies at 97, The Smellicopter, COVID Anti-Vaxxers, Are We Ready for Aliens; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Protein Folding; Name That Logical Fallacy: More Slippery Slope; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Update; News Items: The Home of Jesus, Ancient Seeds, Treatment for Progeria, Protein Folding Solved, ISS Longevity; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Principia Follow Up; Name That Logical Fallacy: Slippery Slope; Science or Fiction
COVID Vaccine Update; News Items: The Popularity of Principia, Supersized Wind Turbines, A Magnetar is Born, Plant Personality; Special Report: The Truth about Galileo; Whos That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Racial Bias; Science or Fiction
COVID-19 Vaccine Update; News Items: Resisting Facial Recognition, Farming Mars, Sound Beaming, Hydrogen from Ammonia; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Rankine Scale; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction