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Scientifically speaking the funniest podcast on the internet [citation needed]. On every episode of The Science Jerks, co-hosts Ciaccio and Chan bring in a guest comedian to help them take a deep look at the cutting-edge world of science and technology. They analyze current science news with barely-researched, gleeful abandon, often diving recklessly off the philosophical deep end, but more often than not devolving into tangents about sci-fi, film, politics, comics, culture and music.

Jolene Kim (@jolenekim) drops by to help us name the seven new Trappist-1 planets, explore consciousness after the news of a new super-long neuron just found in mouth brains, and figure out why so many beetles have evolved to look like mice.

THE NEW PLANETS
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124417-trappist-1-worlds-are-close-enough-for-life-to-hop-between-them/

HOLY SHIT, THAT’S A BIG NEURON
http://www.sciencealert.com/a-giant-neuron-has-been-found-wrapped-around-the-entire-circumference-of-the-brain

BEETLES THAT WANT TO BE ANTS
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124050-sneaky-beetles-evolved-disguise-to-look-like-ants-then-eat-them/

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217: Jolene Kim on The Trappist-1 Planets, The Longest Neuron and Sneaky Beetles
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