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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.

Kash Abdulmalik (@KashAbdulmalik) joins us to talk about how the superior gripping power of geckos is helping clean up space junk, what would happen if the Yellowstone Caldera exploded and why judging your attraction someone based on their headshots isn’t very accurate. Plus we look into claims that B17 cures cancer. Is it true?

GECKOS IN SPACE

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2139071-gecko-inspired-robot-has-grippers-that-could-clean-up-space-junk/

YELLOWSTONE VOLCANO/EVIDENCE OF VOLCANOS ENDING TRIASSIC

http://www.newsweek.com/yellowstone-supervolcano-earthquake-swarm-update-eruption-risk-629272

https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/massive-volcanic-eruptions-triggered-the-dinosaur-age

YOU CAN’T TELL HOTNESS FROM PICTURES

http://www.futurity.org/tinder-dates-in-person-1466402-2/

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231: Kash Abdulmalik on Geckoskin in Space, The Yellowstone Super-Volcano and How Not To Tell If Someone Is Attractive
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