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.




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