The Pseudoscientists Episode 79 — The wonderful world of RNA, tadpole eye-tails, scary chemicals and the end of the world
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Tom and Jack go duo to talk about the many uses of RNA inside the cell, as well as tadpoles seeing through their tails. Jargonauts looks into the proper definitions of “strong acid” and “weak acid”, and we find out what apocalyptic scenario you’re most afraid of! Next week’s question: “Do you think there should be restrictions on scientific research?”
Plus, chemical management horror stories, scientifically-accurate Spider-man, and a visit from Satan himself…
- “Circular RNAs are a large class of animal RNAs with regulatory potency” - Nature
- “Brain Plasticity: Can Eyes See Outside of the Head?” — Future Tense
- Support or share Deepak Gupta’s crowdfunded project for a skeptical documentary about homeopathy!
Question of the Week
Do you think there should be restrictions on scientific research? If so, what areas? Let us know here!
Houston, We Have A Problem
For a good discussion of the science (or perhaps lack of science) behind this clip. check out this post by Bug Girl over at Skepchick.
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