At Skeptically Speaking last week, Desiree spoke with author Christopher Ryan about his new book Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. And on Speaking Up, Derek Colanduno and Robynn “Swoopy” McCarthy took a look at the skeptical events happening at this year’s Dragon*Con!
This Friday’s discussion will be on transhumanism. Back by popular demand is George Dvorsky, of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and science blogger Greg Fish. Friday’s show will cover Artificial Intelligence and the Singularity. This is part 2 of an interview, part 1 can be found here. And on Speaking Up, the awesome Joey Haban of newly-nerfed.net on the myths and misunderstandings about deaf culture.
- WiFi in schools (See Steve’s post for more)
- The Pope’s visit to the UK
- The John Edward event in Vancouver
The Reality Check
From Ottawa, Ontario, The Reality Check hits Episode 102. Host Jonathan Abrams and team consider whether deafness improves eyesight. Adam talks about the latest drug scare: Kids getting high off of binaural beats. Jon looks at the myth that dropping a penny from the top of the CN Tower (or the Empire State Building) could kill a person.
And that’s the roundup!