A new type of stellar explosion has been discovered that scientists are calling a "mini-supernova" (pictured in the illustration). In such an occurrence, the white dwarf in a binary star system may actually survive the detonation. More at Space.com.
Host Connie Willis (email) was joined by Joseph McMoneagle, known as the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army's Special Project-- Stargate. First hour guest, Philadelphia author, Thom Nickels (Amazon page), shared weird stories of the founding fathers of the US, including the secret life of Ben Franklin.