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My Nemesis the Lithosphere (About That Jade Amulet COVID Study)

This week on the Skepchick podcast, Rebecca chats with Maria D’Souza and Bjørnar Tuftin about the study that claimed jade amulets can protect you from COVID-19 (since retracted).

Links!

Bjørnar’s previous post on the topic

Retraction Watch’s coverage of this debacle

The European Space Agency’s map of the lithosphere

What is serpentinization?

Bjørnar’s website

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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