One more Turbid Plaque Productions video. This one uses the concepts discussed in the first two to tackle a few scientific controversies and explain how to analyze them.read more
Okay, here’s the second part of “How To Think Like A Scientist,” and this time I mean it.read more
Yes, I deleted the video that appeared in the previous post. Sorry about that. After re-watching the final version and getting some objective feedback, I realized that it missed the mark. I tried to cram too much into too little time, and didn’t quite hit the right tone for ...read more
Here’s the second video of me playing with toys and blabbering about science. Enjoy.read more
As promised in the previous post:read more
A discussion on Twitter yesterday dredged up the common theme of “journalists screw up science stories,” and when I weighed in it became clear that a lot of folks – including some science journalists – seem to have some strange ideas about how the news business operates these days. It started with ...read more
Which would you rather eat right now: a rice cake or an Oreo cookie? Be honest.
You picked the Oreo, didn’t you? Me too. On the one hand, there’s a chocolaty, sweet, fatty treat that lights up all those taste buds. On the other hand, there’s a ...read more
A few decades ago, some small, preliminary studies hinted that aluminum might be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Headlines immediately screamed about this newly discovered danger, people threw away aluminum cookware, and everyone from deodorant manufacturers to food producers began advertising “aluminum free” formulations to assuage public fears.
It was ...read more
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