–The Ohio State mumps outbreak is causing anti-vaccination people to claim victory. But, not so fast! There is still, as usual, very good reasons to support the side of science-based medicine.
–Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales strikes a crushing blow, in the form of a verbal smackdown, to “alt-med” types who tried to petition the site into caving on fundamental principles.
–Big shock…well-known hoaxer Rick Dyer admits his latest Bigfoot scheme is a hoax.
–Will privacy continue to deteriorate because of your smartphone? Details about iBeacon beginning to worry more and more people.
–The trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake has hit the web. We discuss the internet community’s response, and give our thoughts on what we have seen.
–USA Today opinion piece charges CNN with tabloid journalism regarding their coverage of the Malaysian Flight 370 mystery. Do they have a point? When does a respectable news organization become overly tabloid?
–POST-INTERVIEW: That ugly chapter in the skeptical community we spoke about last week? It has flared up again. We update the story, but won’t comment again until it truly is resolved.
In Hour 2, we speak with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku about his latest best-seller, “The Future of the Mind.” How will science lead the way in forming a new frontier of human consciousness? Could it be possible to upload memories and emotions to the internet? Can technology really make telepathy and telekinesis possible? These questions and more are answered.
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