The Pseudoscientists Episode 78 — Exploding meteors, nuclear explosions, abundant appendices and cyborg neural enhancement, with Luke Weston
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Rachael, Tom and Jack are joined by longtime YAS contributor Luke Weston to muse over Russian meteors, Australian craters, male navigation skills and abundant appendices. Luke goes astronomical with a Jargonauts focused on asteroids, meteoroids, meteors and meteorites, and we get passionate about cyborgification (to varying extents and in different directions), with some help from audience opinions. Next week’s question: “Which end-of-the-world scenario worries you most?”
Plus, cat videos and nuclear weapons!
- “Appendix Evolved Over 30 Times, May Perform Useful Function, Researchers Say” - Huffington Post
- “Evidence of huge asteroid impact in outback” - Australian Geographic
- “Russian meteor was the biggest in over 100 years, says NASA” - The Verge
- “Males’ Superior Spatial Ability Likely Is Not an Evolutionary Adaptation; Testosterone ‘Side Effect’?” - Science Daily
- Play around with NukeMap yourself — but don’t get any big ideas…
- You can find out more about Sean Faircloth’s talks in Melbourne and other Australian cities at the Rationalist Society of Australia
- You can follow Luke Weston on Twitter at @lukeweston and the YAS blog at his author page
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