The Pseudoscientists Episode 65 - Bec Crew, talking elephants, antimicrobial honey, and compulsory science education

The Pseudoscientists Episode 65 — Bec Crew, talking elephants, antimicrobial honey, and compulsory science education

The Pseudoscientists — Episode 65

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Belinda and Jack are joined by award-​​winning blogger and science writer Bec Crew to talk about her new book “Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals”, online plagarism, and anus-​​dwelling fish. Bec also bring us a news item about an elephant that can speak Korean, and Belinda waxes lyrical about the bacteria-​​killing properties of manuka honey.

Also we dissect the term “luminosity” for Jargonauts, delve into some feedback from last week’s listener question about compulsory science education, and reveal a new question: What does science have to say about morality and ethics?

You can buy Bec’s brilliant book, “Zombie Tits, Astronaut Fish and Other Weird Animals”, online or at any good Australian bookstore. Also check out her blog Running Ponies on the Scientific American blog network, and follow her on Twitter!

Make sure you have your say in the new “Listener Opinions” segment (and suggest a proper name for the segment!) by sending us an email to youngausskeptics(at)gmail(dot)com or get in touch via our contact form.

This week’s “Houston, We Have A Problem” clip is from Animal Planet, about some interesting Bigfoot photos.

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