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SFP: Episode 261: Hello There

This episode contains: Devon has had a bad week at work and feels like his fight or flight reflex has been left on. Steven is doing fine. His daughter just started “TK.”

Is This Racist?: ‘You all look alike to me’ is hard-wired in us, research finds. We are hard-wired to process — or not process — facial differences based on race. And that process occurs in the earliest filters of our thought process, according to newly published research.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708112419.htm

This Week in Space: Devon has three short but interesting stories about space!

Black hole flash:

https://www.iflscience.com/space/incredible-timelapse-shows-flare-from-the-milky-ways-supermassive-black-hole/

Jupiter ate another planet:

https://www.iflscience.com/space/jupiter-may-have-cannibalized-a-large-baby-planet-when-it-was-young-/

Impossible white dwarf star:

https://www.iflscience.com/space/astronomers-have-spotted-an-impossible-white-dwarf/

Sci-Fi: We talk about all the recent Star Wars news. This includes cancellation of Resistance, the possible continuation of the end of Rebels, Disney plus shows, and possible Rise of Skywalker spoilers.

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