Tag: conspiracy

  • Lake News (with Tom Merritt)

    Anthony and Jeff are joined by special guest Tom Merritt from Daily Tech News Show to talk about Moose Boulder, “the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake on the largest island in the largest lake in the world” - and the mother and son who debunked it! Then they wrestle with the concept of an AI that can detect conspiracy theories. Is there such a thing as a good conspiracy theory and a bad one? And will you trust an AI to differentiate the two? The guys discuss. [more]

  • Loch Screen

    A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. This story has really left a mark on Jeff and Anthony. [more]

  • Fog of War (with Brock Wilbur)

    Some newly declassified documents show that the US government knowingly sprayed all of San Francisco with a biological agent after World War II. How often does something like this happen? How many conspiracy theories are real? Are we more susceptible to conspiracies and paranoid thinking than we believe we are? [more]

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