New Video: The Science of Rudolph’s Glowing Nose!

Dr. Siouxsie Wiles is a microbiologist with an obsession for bioluminescence! Here, she responds to some bad science in the otherwise good video by fellow New Zealand scientists on the science of Christmas.

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Rebecca Watson

Rebecca is a writer, speaker, YouTube personality, and unrepentant science nerd. In addition to founding and continuing to run Skepchick, she hosts Quiz-o-Tron, a monthly science-themed quiz show and podcast that pits comedians against nerds. There is an asteroid named in her honor.

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  1. I’m always surprised by ‘science of X’ articles. Mostly because it starts out with the idea that X is possible. It looks weird.

    But yeah, bioluminescence is cool. I did a science project on it when I was a kid. And yeah, we should totally switch completely to metric.

    I hope you have a good summer, Siouxsie!

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