SoT 188: Somehow, Because Of Science

June 3, 2015

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Lucas Randall, Phil Kent.

The Opah, or moonfish, is the only warm-blooded fish that we know of. And it looks like “a big startled frisbee, with thin red fins stuck on as an afterthought.”

A new epidemiological study suggests the measles vaccine does more than just protect you from measles, but also a number of other infections for up to five years.

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called ‘Jahn-Teller metals’, that could be the first step towards one of the biggest goals in physics – high-temperature superconductors.

A group of scientists investigating the evolution of the beak now report they have found a way to turn the beaks of chicken embryos back into dinosaur-like snouts.

This year the Australian Skeptics’ National Convention will be held in Brisbane, with a host of interesting speakers including Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt.

Phil Kent is the owner of Aquariums To Go,  which specialises in the servicing, sale, custom design and installation of aquariums in Queensland, Australia. He is also an active member of the skeptic community, and is an organiser for Brisbane Skeptics in the Pub.