New Evidence Against Big Bounce Models
31 May 2023 | 3:00 pm

Today we’ll talk about a new study that sheds doubt on the big bounce model of the universe, quantum repeaters, a quantum simulation of curved space time, a snake-robot, metamaterials in space, underwater mining, how to compute with water, who’s to blame for climate change, and of course, the telephone will ring. Transcript, links to references, and discussion on Patreon.

Is the bird flu the next pandemic?
27 May 2023 | 12:00 pm

This winter we’ve seen a severe outbreak of the bird flu, or avian flu. How much should we worry about that? I’ve tried to figure out what’s going on, and, well, let me just say I’ve learned a lot of really scary things that I don’t want to withhold from you. What’s the bird flu? Is it dangerous to humans? And if so, what can we do? That’s what we’ll talk about today. Transcript, links

D-wave claims quantum advantage, superconductor claim does not reproduce, a skeptical take on e-fuels & more science news from this week
24 May 2023 | 3:00 pm

Today we’ll talk about traces of your DNA in the air, a new telescope that will track down gravitational wave sources, a new quantum advantage claim, e-Fuels, a superconductor experiment that failed to replicate, nuclear fusion investments, image reconstruction from surfaces, EU regulations for artificial intelligence, and of course, the telephone will ring. Transcript, links to


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