Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 153 – Science Fiction, Science Fact and Public Hysteria

Know the limits.  Know your stats.  Separate media hype from science fact.  For example, how many people died of the Ebola virus in the Congo in one year versus the Congo civil war.  Well the ratio is a staggering 255 to 2.9 million!  So how afraid should you be of the Ebola virus?  Very large and very small numbers are discussed.  Better have your bit conversion calculator on hand.

Other science facts.