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Science is dry, obscure, complex? Well, it makes for great comedy

Know any environmental health comedians? Let us know!

I'd love to see this happen for environmental health science – water quality, pesticides, dose response curves, toxicology.


This NYT piece is all about astronomy, physics, the science of urinal cakes. But it strikes me that this would be a great way to get information about our environment and health out to a larger public. If you know of a good podcast or website or comedian in this sphere, drop us a line! We'll feature them in a future post here.

From the story:

... the more obscure, bizarre and complex the topic is, the better. Whether they are Ph.D.s or stand-up comedians and writers who extract funny from slide shows on dinosaurs, the performers aim to educate.

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