TRC #412: Do People Read Past A Headline? + Should You Floss? + Is Cancer A Modern Disease?

flossCristina looks into some research asking whether people share articles that they haven’t actually read.  Next Darren check into recent headlines suggesting that maybe you shouldn’t bother flossing your teeth.  Lastly, Adam examines whether cancer is a modern disease.

 

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TRC #411: Olympic Medal Counts + Name That: Olympics + Is Air Conditioning Sexist?

Olympic-MedalsDarren looks into who is really winning the Olympics and whether the way we count medals is fair. Pat tests the panels knowledge of the Olympics with a game of name that. Adam checks out the idea that air conditioning is sexist.

 

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TRC #410: Iraq Bans Bomb Detectors + Redheads and Pain + More Celebrity Medical Advice

651-3Pat takes a look into the history of the ADE-651 bomb detectors used in Iraq. Next, Darren explores whether people with read hair feel more pain. Lastly, those wacky celebrities are at it again! Cristina fact checks Khloe Kardashian’s advice that you should put vitamin E on your V.

 

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TRC #409: Melania Trump vs Science + Pokemon Go + Our Mathematical Universe

pokemongoCristina takes us back to high school to explore the probability that Melania Trump plagiarized part of Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic convention speech. Adam travels across the land searching far and wide to debunk recent news stories about Pokémon Go. Finally, Darren takes an in depth look at the non-fiction book Our Mathematical Universe by Swedish-American cosmologist Max Tegmark.

 

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TRC #408 – 8 Glasses Of Water A Day + 2016 Celebrity Deaths + Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

8-glasses-of-water_blueDarren explores the idea that you should drink eight glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy, Cristina looks at whether 2016 has been atypically bad for celebrity deaths and Adam checks into whether cell phones cause cancer.

 

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TRC #407: Panelists Disagreeing Mashup – Geeks and glasses + 0.9999 = 1? + Bike Helmet Safety

Cats hissing at each otherWhile continue to prepare for our move to radio we’re putting together yet another Mashup. This week we present segments where our panelists disagreed about things. First up is a classic segment looking at the correlation between geekiness and glasses, or rather myopic vision. Next is the always fun does 0.9999 repeating = 1? Finally guest Jim Davies presents a controversial segment on bike helmet safety. All of these basically end up with our panel arguing about something.

 

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TRC #406: Solar System Mashup – Pluto A Planet? + Planet 9 Discovered

solar_systemWith the full crew still on vacation, we bring you a special mashup episode featuring honorary TRC panelist Dr. Stuart Robbins of the Exposing PsuedoAstronomy blog and podcast.   First Stu takes the panel through the history of what we call planets and also addresses a listener email about the decision to reclassify Pluto.   Next he breaks down news headlines that claim astronomers have found a 9th planet in our solar system.

 

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TRC: Special Announcement

big-newsThe TRC crew is taking a well deserved week off however we wanted to share some news with you.   Producer Pat offers a short explanation about why you may have noticed some recent changes on the podcast.   Have a listen!

 

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TRC #405: Spoon Bending 101 + Hillary vs. Bernie + Changing O Canada

Ev5UxThis week, Cristina gives us the scoop on a spoon bending workshop at the University of Alberta using nothing but the power of her mind. Darren looks behind the Hillary vs. Bernie democratic race to parse out the facts. Finally, Adam shows his patriotism by looking at the history of our anthem O Canada and the movement to make the lyrics gender-neutral.

 

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TRC #404: Lunar Effect + Name That: Apollo Missions + Are The Stars We See Dead?

Aldrin_Apollo_11This week’s show is all about space! Cristina looks into a listener email questioning whether the lunar cycle somehow influences human behaviour. Next, Pat delivers another game of Name That, testing the panel’s knowledge of the Apollo missions. Lastly, Adam checks out yet another listener email about whether the stars we see at night are so old that many of them are dead.

 

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