Episode 31: Asteroids, the Yeti and Quasicrystals

The 31st episode of Consilience is out! You can download the mp3 here (22.5mb) and the file’s page on Archive.org is here.

Teaching Angela to Appreciate History

Man or Yeti?

The Day of 6 Billion was marked on 12 October 1999 with the birth of Adnan Mević in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Updates

The “Dance your PhD” videos aren’t all that good really.

News

Asteroids pwning each other (which means crashing into each other at high velocity).

A man has died, and two are in hospital, after drinking a potion supplied by a traditional healer in South Africa’s Limpopo province.

Yeti scientists proclaim irrefutable evidence of the existence of the Yeti, just in time for the tourists.

Comet Hartley has water similar to the Earth’s oceans (the Nature article).

Feature: Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Dan Shechtman for his discovery of quasicrystals.

Announcements

Durban Skeptics in the Pub – Thursday 20th October, 18:00 at Pizetta in Davenport Road.

Gauteng Skeptics visit the Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng, Saturday October 29th @ 10am.

http://www.archive.org/download/ConsilienceEpisode31/Consilience31.mp3

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