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  • noun popular science

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  • The function of the ordinary pop-science/social science/philosophy piece is to give the reader a sort of thumbnail-sketch of the findings or results of a particular sphere of study, while op-eds and radio talkers make the thumbnail case for a policy position.

    Perils of pop philosophy

  • Instead, all too often Oprah winds up putting herself and her trusting audience in the hands of celebrity authors and pop-science artists pitching wonder cures and miracle treatments that are questionable or flat-out wrong, and sometimes dangerous.

    Oprah - I'm not a doctor, but I play a really bad one on TV

  • No, it doesn't, write archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo in "The Statues That Walked," a fascinating entry in the pop-science genre of Everything You Know Is Wrong.

    Don't Blame the Natives

  • It turns out the two pop-science geeks are a perfect match.

    Broken Bells Review | CurveHouse.com

  • Banana combines a pop-science journey around the globe, a fascinating tale of an iconic American business enterprise, and a look into the alternately tragic and hilarious banana subculture (one does exist) ultimately taking us to the high-tech labs where new bananas are literally being built in test tubes, in a race to save the world’s most beloved fruit.

    Banana: Summary and book reviews of Banana by Dan Koeppel.

  • If you like pop-science and music and you missed this one, check it out on the PBS site or watch for it to be repeated.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Instead, all too often Oprah winds up putting herself and her trusting audience in the hands of celebrity authors and pop-science artists pitching wonder cures and miracle treatments that are questionable or flat-out wrong, and sometimes dangerous.

    Newsweek Attacks Oprah's Promotion of Woo

  • Daniel Gilbert's Stumbling on Happiness is one of those pop-science books that delivers a serious a-ha punch at least once a chapter, a little insight into the way that the world works that stops you right where you are and makes you go back and reevaluate how you got there.

    Boing Boing

  • “Strings” have nothing to do with it, a consequence of mixing up different topics in the pop-science domain.

    “I understand nothing”

  • The conventional pop-science wisdom is that women are less visual than men in their sexual arousal, but it's difficult to argue this convincingly when women have so little to be visual about.

    Frankie Thomas: A Eulogy for "Flight of the Conchords" -- The Best Porn on TV

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