Sunday, July 25, 2010

Are We Alone for 07/26/10 - What's Your Poison

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Are We Alone - What's Your Poison

“Aspirin and Old Lace?” Okay, it would take a bottle full of pills in a glass of elderberry wine to really harm you, but aspirin can be deadly. So can too much of anything, including water. Dose is key in toxicology, after all, but there are some poisons that can do deadly work in tiny amounts.

Hear about the chemistry of poisons … why Botox may freeze your emotions as well as your face… which animal is most lethal to humans… and how 19th-century poisoners got away with murder – until the birth of forensic science.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Are We Alone for 07/19/10 - Grave Matters

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Are We Alone - Grave Matters

ENCORE We could choose not to pay income tax and suffer the consequences. But we can’t avoid death. The biological functions of all organisms eventually cease. But why should this be? Find out why animals die and meet one creature that is biologically immortal.

Plus, a trip to the Body Farm where decaying bodies help science…how we might cheat the Big Sleep with drugs… why Mexican cemeteries look like villages… and a doctor’s fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Are We Alone for 07/12/10 - Skeptic Check: Playing Doctor

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Skeptic Check: Playing Doctor

ENCORE A new herbal supplements is on the shelf, and it claims to improve memory. Should you take it? It’s not easy to sort through the firehose of health and nutrition advice that comes at us daily. Find out how to get healthy about health advice, plus hear the story of Bernarr Macfadden, the eccentric who kicked off America’s fitness craze; he believed that eating less was good for you, but he didn’t believe germ theory.

Plus, our Hollywood skeptic spills his guts and other entrails for a phony class for nurses and Phil Plait gives us the latest lapse in critically-thinking brains.

It’s Skeptic Check… but don’t take our word for it.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Apex Magazine July 2010 (Issue 14) released

The latest issue of Apex Magazine has been released.

New fiction from Peter Atwood and Terra LeMay.

http://www.apexbookcompany.com/apex-online


Apex Book Company - Dark SF, Fantasy, and Horror

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Are We Alone for 07/05/10 - Rend Me Your Ears

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Are We Alone - Rend Me Your Ears

Shh - can you keep it down? Nope. Not unless you want to do away with civilization. Our buzzing, humming, whirling, machine-driven world is a poster child for technological progress, right? As is hearing loss. It’s driven one man to search the world for silence. We’ll hear what he didn’t hear, and what Einstein predicted we should hear in deep space, where gravitational waves may reveal the hidden sounds of the universe, including the birth of black holes.

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