For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? Can people live to be 200? What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Q1: How can an average person, who doesn’t have a science degree, tell when something is legitimate science or not? How do we tell the difference?

Evaluating Scientific Claims
The Information Diet

Q2: What does science say about the Shroud of Turin?

Science shines new light on the Shroud of Turin’s Age

Q3: Can people live to be 200?

The first 200 year old human has already been born
The Physics of Superheroes

Q4: What would happen if the super-massive blackhole at the center of our galaxy disappeared?

Dancing in the Dark Matter
The Black Hole at the Center of our Galaxy

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You've got problems, he won't solve them,
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