Ep 106 – Science in the News (part 2)

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 2, we talk about using science as a noun, choosing experts, making good analogies, what specific words mean in science vs everyday use, and sum up the ten commandments of science reporting.

Ep 106 – Science in the News (part 2)

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Further reading:

Berkeley’s Understanding Science on vocabulary mixups in scientific use vs colloquial use

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Ep 105 – Science in the News (part 1)

A guide to writing and reading science news. In part 1, we talk about the proper context for facts, questions as headlines, and false balance in science media and journalism.

Ep 105 – Science in the News (part 1)

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Further reading:

Carl Zimmer on beginner science writers

Tim Radford’s science journalism manifesto

Columbia Journalism Review’s hard numbers on science reporting

Berkley’s Understanding Science on false balance

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Ep 103 – Solving World Problems (part 1)

Why You’re Wrong solves the world’s problems. In part 1, the vastly underqualified hosts solve obesity through making informed dietary choices and highway traffic.

Ep 103 – Solving World Problems (part 1)

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Further reading:

Business Insider on traffic costs to the US in 2011

Texas A&M Transportation Institute on traffic effects and cost

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Ep 102 – WYW At The Movies (part 2)

Why you’re wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 2, why movie theaters charge so much for popcorn and whether piracy is really hurting the movie business.

Ep 102 – WYW At The Movies (part 2)

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Ep 101 – WYW At The Movies (part 1)

Why you’re wrong about movies and the movie industry. In part 1, Hollywood accounting, why hugely successful movies don’t make money, and why studio meddling and interference can be a double edged sword.

Ep 101 – WYW At The Movies (part 1)

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Ep 100 – Legal Eagles (part 2)

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 2, the McDonalds hot coffee lawsuit, the difference between copyrights, trademarks, and patents, and movie/tv tropes you’ve probably guessed by now aren’t true.

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Further reading:

Legal Myths: The McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” Case

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Ep 99 – Legal Eagles (part 1)

Common misconceptions about the law and popular legal cases, as expounded on by two wholly underqualified legal eagles. In part 1, Monsanto suing farmers, and the George Zimmerman trial in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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Further reading:

NPR – Top Five Myths Of Genetically Modified Seeds, Busted

Court decision in farming groups v Monsanto [PDF]

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Ep 98 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the second of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 98 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 2)

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Ep 97 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)

Featuring Teddy Wilson from the TV, the first of a two part discussion of (mostly) science fiction and how it influences and represents reality.

Ep 97 – Sci-Fi vs Reality (part 1)

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