Being Skeptical 5 – Can Bill Nye Save the World?

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NEWS ARTICLES FROM THIS EPISODE:

University of Saskatchewan professor harassed by anti-GMO group.

Woman goes a year without insulin after receiving bioengineered pancreas.

Minnesota Somali community suffers Measles outbreak due to mistrust of vaccines.

Neurologists discover brain lesions can be responsible for religious fundamentalism.

Problems with academic publishing standards:

https://slate.com/cover-stories/2017/05/daryl-bem-proved-esp-is-real-showed-science-is-broken.html

http://www.salon.com/2017/05/22/why-the-conceptual-penis-hoax-was-a-bust-it-only-reveals-the-lack-of-skepticism-among-skeptics/

http://dailynous.com/2017/05/01/philosophers-article-transracialism-sparks-controversy/

Biologists find that morning glory seeds are immune to radiation.

Skeptical Hero: CBC’s The National reports on lack of enforcement for homeopathic medicine labeling standards.

Main segment: Bill Nye Saves the World

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