Sciencism 2013/03/24

This week in Sciencism host Ross Balch is joined by Andrew Stephenson and Natalie McKirdy. We discus; Cosmic Microwave Background, Chimeric Leukemia Treatment, Graphene, Comet Killed the Dinosaurs? Mitochondrial Gene Therapy, Voyager Leaves the Solar System?

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Last week in the past
March 24th
1882 – German physician Robert Koch announced the discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, abacterium that causes tuberculosis.
1989 – The tanker Exxon Valdez (pictured) spilled more than 10 million US gallons of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made environmental disasters at sea.
March 21st
1999 – Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
March 19th
1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.

Science or Fiction
1 Personality correlates more strongly to “wind turbine syndrome” than distance to an actual wind turbine
2 Scientists find evidence for magnetic super atoms, clusters of atoms that share an orbital around the entire cluster
3 New Bacteria Discovered with an electrical current arround the cell wall which acts like a deflector shield.

Links;

http://phys.org/news/2013-03-evidence-magnetic-superatoms-doors-electronics.html

http://phys.org/news/2013-03-bacteria-vuvuzelas-microbes-channel-protein.html

http://phys.org/news/2013-03-personality-clue-turbine-syndrome.html

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110810/full/news.2011.472.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21709229

http://www.nature.com/news/wide-support-in-uk-for-novel-dna-transplants-in-human-egg-cells-1.12649

http://www.nature.com/news/engineered-immune-cells-battle-acute-leukaemia-1.12643

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Planck/Planck_reveals_an_almost_perfect_Universe

http://www.agu.org/news/press/pr_archives/2013/2013-11.shtml#.UUnfatQD56Y.facebook

http://www.minds.com/blog/view/38657/the-graphene-revolution

 

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