The Pseudoscientists Episode 121: Accountants Can Take It
Jack is joined by new co-host Joanna Ward to discuss online scientific hoaxes, the annoying trend of “viral” Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts that steal science images, and why parachutes will save you from falling out of a plane even though they haven’t been tested “scientifically”, while Jargonauts gets a rush from “endorphins”.
Plus: Joanna’s heart research, Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows by friends of the show, and the dodgy science in the upcoming Scarlet Johansson movie “Lucy”.
- “Can a Parachute Save Your Life? Not According to Science.” - io9
- An example of a “viral” science Twitter account: @scienceporn
- Make sure you buy tickets to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows of Tom Lang, Ben McKenzie, Simon Taylor and Liam Ryan!
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