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Jennifer Ouellette
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Science Busts The Biggest Myth Ever About Why Bridges Collapse. If you've ever thought the Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapsed due to resonance, you've fallen for the same myth that scientists did. http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/05/24/science-busts-the-biggest-myth-ever-about-why-bridges-collapse/

See also me at Gizmodo in 2016: http://gizmodo.com/how-flowers-help-us-understand-why-bridges-collapse-1775500894

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“I think we need two things to end the free reign of the conspiracy theories that we are seeing everywhere now,” says Snopes’ Brooke Binkowski. “We need a robust and unfettered press that operates in a transparent and informative manner that values nuance and context. And moderation of social media, whether self-imposed or imposed from outside, will do wonders to help create and maintain a more constructive atmosphere of discussion so that people can more effectively communicate with one another.” https://www.kcet.org/shows/earth-focus/why-do-people-believe-in-chemtrails

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The health of the ocean may not be improving much year to year, but the handling of data for studying it is: http://ow.ly/PYvr30c0Ruq 

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An Artist Couple’s Collaborations Have Chemistry, but No Alchemy. "The poet and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky and his wife, the artist Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky, make bright and fantastical works together under the moniker pascALEjandro." http://hyperallergic.com/380975/an-artist-couples-collaborations-have-chemistry-but-no-alchemy/

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“Our intention is not for them to be perceived as real. It’s to make them look as much like actual things as possible. That helps with the satire. We put a lot of effort into these things not to try to fool people but to try to expose underlying truths, as we see them, about the Trump Administration.” https://www.themarysue.com/onion-trump-leaks/

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A physicist breaks down one of Roger Moore's Iconic Bond Stunts. So that scene where Jaws throws Bond from a plane without a parachute? Let’s take a look at that… https://www.wired.com/2017/05/physicist-breaks-one-roger-moores-iconic-bond-stunts/

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A physicist breaks down one of Roger Moore's Iconic Bond Stunts. So that scene where Jaws throws Bond from a plane without a parachute? Let’s take a look at that… https://www.wired.com/2017/05/physicist-breaks-one-roger-moores-iconic-bond-stunts/

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Economics Problems for English Majors: "If the negative growth rate of the characters in an Agatha Christie mystery exceeds the negative growth rate of the characters in an Arthur Conan Doyle mystery, then which author is more likely to reveal that deceased characters were not, in fact, deceased at all to sustain the plot’s momentum and thereby increase the public’s demand for more work?" https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/economics-problems-for-english-majors
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