Sunday, October 25, 2015

Big Picture Science for Monday October 26, 2015 - Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics

Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics

ENCORE: One day, coffee is good for you; the next, it’s not. And it seems that everything you eat is linked to cancer, according to research. But scientific studies are not always accurate. Insufficient data, biased measurements, or a faulty analysis can trip them up. And that’s why scientists are always skeptical.

Hear one academic say that more than half of all published results are wrong, but that science still remains the best tool we have for learning about nature.

Also, a cosmologist points to reasons why science can never give us all the answers.

And why the heck are scientists so keen to put a damper on spontaneous combustion?

Studies discussed in this episode:
Chocolate and red wine aren’t good for you after all
The Moon is younger than we thought


This encore podcast was first released on June 16, 2014

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