The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe

Dr. Steven Novella

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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

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893 episodes

The Skeptics Guide #892 - Aug 13 2022

Special Report: New Climate Change Bill; News Items: The Physics of Meteors, New Kind of Motion, Structured Water, Cryonic Horror Stories; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Photons Have Momentum; Science or Fiction

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Aug 13
The Skeptics Guide #891 - Aug 6 2022

Quickie with Bob: Friction; News Items: The Neuroscience of Politics, Cozy Lava Tubes, Video Games and Well-Being, Invisible Dark Matter; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Lord Kelvin, Green Methane, Universe Isotropy; Science or Fiction

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Aug 06
The Skeptics Guide #890 - Jul 30 2022

What's The Word: Cladistics; News Items: Detecting Exoplanets, Too Hot, Overconfidence and Denial, Monkeypox Update; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Self-Advocacy vs Kibitzing; Science or Fiction

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Jul 30
The Skeptics Guide #889 - Jul 23 2022

Interview with Brian Dunning about UFO Movie; Cara's Cancer Experience; News Items: Global Warming Technologies, SLS Launch, Periodic FRBs, Habitable Super Earths; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

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Jul 23
The Skeptics Guide #888 - Jul 16 2022

News Items: Green Steel, T. Rex Arms, Getting Out The Vote, James Webb Latest Images; Who's That Noisy; Quote Quiz; Science or Fiction

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Jul 16
The Skeptics Guide #887 - Jul 9 2022

Interview with Dr. Dave Stanton; Special Segment: The Fate of Fireworks; News Items: Universal Coronavirus Vaccine, Preserving Ukraine's Landmarks, Detecting Particles with Gravitational Waves, Who Owns the Moon; Your Questions and E-mails: What Is a Skeptic?; Science or Fiction

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Jul 09
The Skeptics Guide #886 - Jul 2 2022

Quickie with Bob - Gamma Ray Burst Pauses; News Items: Mining the Sea, Science of Abortion, How Many Galaxies; Your Questions and E-mails: Can Dogs Talk; Science or Fiction

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Jul 02
The Skeptics Guide #885 - Jun 25 2022

Secret of Skinwalker Ranch; News Items: Jupiter Ate Baby Planets, The Risk of Sitting, NASA Joins Study of UAPs, Galapagos Giant Tortoise Not Extinct; What's the Word: Nostrum; Your Questions and E-mails: Testing AIs; Science or Fiction

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Jun 25
The Skeptics Guide #884 - Jun 18 2022

News Items: Is LaMDA AI Sentient, AI Influencers, Kids Don't Get Cancer Because They Are Unhappy, Free Floating Black Hole; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

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Jun 18
The Skeptics Guide #883 - Jun 11 2022

News Items: Infantile Amnesia, The Age of Giants, AI and Traffic Jams, Green Bank Radio Observatory; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E=mails: Science of Gun Regulation; Science or Fiction

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Jun 11
The Skeptics Guide #882 - Jun 4 2022

News Items: Exascale Supercomputer, Dinosaurs Warm or Cold Blooded, Preventing Violent Crime, Revising the Evolutionary Tree, New Optical Illusion; Quickie with Bob: Gato AI; Who's That Noisy; Your questions and E-mails: Reading Systematic Reviews; Science or Fiction

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Jun 04
The Skeptics Guide #881 - May 28 2022

Interview with NASA's Naomi Rowe-Gurney; News Items: Monkeypox, NASA's Mars Plans, Linear Bias; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

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May 28
The Skeptics Guide #880 - May 21 2022

News Items: Health Benefits of Clean Energy, SIDS, Growing Plants in Lunar Soil, Milky Way Black Hole, Gullible Acupuncture Article; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Language and AI, Raw Food Diet; Science or Fiction

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May 21
The Skeptics Guide #879 - May 14 2022

Dumbest Thing of the Week: Best UFO Picture; News Items: AI Artists, Molten Salt Battery, Trolling Science Journalism, Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Action Bias vs Omission Bias; Science Fiction

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May 14
The Skeptics Guide #878 - May 7 2022

SGU 17 Year Anniversary; Quickie with Bob: Follow Up Solar Lens; News Items: Sustainable Jet Fuel, Dog Personality, COVID and Cognitive Function, Fertilizer Shortage, Cosmic Expansion; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Lemuria; Science or Fiction

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May 07
The Skeptics Guide #877 - Apr 30 2022

The Skeptics Guide to the Future Book Preorder; News Items: Redefining the Second, NFT Medicine, LHC Restart, Energy Psychology, Researching the Paranormal; Who's That Noisy; Corrections: Native vs Endemic; Science or Fiction

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Apr 30
The Skeptics Guide #876 - Apr 23 2022

News Items: Vaping and Inflammation, Projectile Fusion, Facilitated Communication is Still Pseudoscience, Gamma Rays and Gravitational Waves, AI Emotion Detection; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Communicating Skepticism; Science or Fiction

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Apr 23
The Skeptics Guide #875 - Apr 16 2022

Live from Boston with guest George Hrab; Over-Under; News Items: CRISPR-On, Achromatic X-Ray Lens, Pareidolia and Gender, Cleaning Solar Panels, Public Media and Democracy; Science or Fiction

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Apr 16
The Skeptics Guide #874 - Apr 9 2022

Interview with NASA Biologist John Kiss; News Items: Life on Europa, Ancient Skull Surgery, Artemis Stuck, Most Distant Star, Fake News; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Evolution and Racism; Science or Fiction

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Apr 09
The Skeptics Guide #873 - Apr 2 2022

Guest Rogue Andrea Jones Roy; Special Report: Political Science of War; News Items: Transgenic Plants in Space, Homeopathy Trials and Publication Bias, Psychedelic Treatments, Anti-Universe, Plastic in our Blood; Science or Fiction

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Apr 02
The Skeptics Guide #872 - Mar 26 2022

Daylight Saving Time; News Items: SLS is here, COVID Brain, Origins of Life, Orbiting Solar Power, Antarctic Heat Wave; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

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Mar 26
The Skeptics Guide #871 - Mar 19 2022

Interview with Michelle Ciulla Lipkin from the National Association for Media Literacy Education; News Items: Why Is Life Symmetrical, Evolution of Language, Moon Rocks, Plasma Laser Lens, International Paranormal Conference; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

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Mar 19
The Skeptics Guide #870 - Mar 12 2022

Guest Rogue, Brian Wecht; News Items: Solid State Batteries, Are Coronal Loops Real, COVID Anosmia, Alcohol and the Brain; Special Report: Update on String Theory; Quickie with Bob: Bacteria Convert Sunlight to Energy; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

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Mar 12
The Skeptics Guide #869 - Mar 5 2022

Special Report: Ukraine; News Items: Quantum Gravity Gradiometer, Sea Level Rise, NASA Innovative Projects, Biological Sex; Who's That Noisy; Science or Fiction

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Mar 05
The Skeptics Guide #868 - Feb 26 2022

News Items: Hot Jupiters, Jumping To Conclusions, Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding, Internet 2035; Quickie with Bob: Plasma Physics; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Bird Deaths; Science or Fiction

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Feb 26
The Skeptics Guide #867 - Feb 19 2022

First Scientists; News Items: Psyche May Not Be The Iron Giant, Planet Around White Dward, Falling Birds, HIV Cure; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Girt; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

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Feb 19
The Skeptics Guide #866 - Feb 12 2022

Quotation Rotation; News Items: Treating Spinal Cord Injury, Artificial Enamel, Laser Thermal Propulsion, Chimps Self-Medicating; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: De-Extinction; Science or Fiction

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Feb 12
The Skeptics Guide #865 - Feb 5 2022

Quickie with Bob - Scientists Invent Flubber; News Items: Machine Learning and Mental Health, Hardy Tardigrades, DNA Microfossils, Belief in the Paranormal and Credibility, Tesla Robots; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: Rogan and Spotify; Science or Fiction

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Feb 05
The Skeptics Guide #864 - Jan 29 2022

What's the Word: Allopatric; News Items: Carbon Signatures on Mars, Schoolkids and Conspiracy Theories, Peter Jackson Uses AI to Restore Beatles, Human Remains Locator; Who's That Noisy; Your Questions and E-mails: 5G and Airlines, The Effects of Climate Change; Science or Fiction

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Jan 29
The Skeptics Guide #863 - Jan 22 2022

Interview with Brad McKay, Special Segment: 5G and Airlines; News Items: Origins of Life, Zombie Science, Silent as an Owl, Evolution of Flowering Plants; Who's That Noisy; Name That Logical Fallacy; Science or Fiction

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Jan 22