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Enjoying Movies, with Science of Course!

With all the hype going on for the new Star Wars film release in a couple of weeks, it’s a good idea to also consider why we enjoy movies, from a scientific point of view. What makes us go to a … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Medical Mistakes

As someone who works in medicine I find it difficult to be entertained by medical entertainments. From Grey’s Anatomy to Robin Cook’s novels I cannot suspend disbelief and live in the stories. This is mostly because I avoid conflating my work … Continue reading

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Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

It’s my favorite time of year, again. I’ve been listening to my “Spooky Symphonies” radio station on Pandora and wearing my favorite glow-in-the-dark nail polish all month long. I just went and saw the new Carrie movie, and I plan … Continue reading

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Confronting Wes Anderson

Imagine you’re in a movie theater, filled with people. The film starts, and you notice some nice scenery, but the dialog seems stilted and nothing seems to be happening. There’s very little action, the characters are extremely two-dimensional, and there’s … Continue reading

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Jerking us around with Bigfoot “evidence”

With the success of Animal Planet’s new show about Bigfoot and the latest hype (and subsequent fizzle) about “stunning” new evidence, Bigfoot/Sasquatch is a hot topic these days. Animal Planet reported that Finding Bigfoot, a show about a crack team … Continue reading

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