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Undark Podcast #10: The Helminth Hackers

Our 10th podcast explores the small community of scientists and freelance self-experimenters investigating the use of parasitic worms in the treatment of a variety of autoimmune disorders. Also on tap: fake news and the strange sensory phenomenon known as Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR).

The Problem of the Lazy Brain

A host of recent research suggests that, at one time or another, we are all susceptible to being duped. The science also helps to explain why the late American novelist and Nobel laureate, William Faulkner, was spot-on when he observed that “Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.”

Education and Automation: Tools for Navigating a Sea of Fake News

“Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him,” Ernest Hemingway once said. “It also should have a manual drill and a crank handle in case the machine breaks down.” Fifty years later, the need is greater than ever. Can software tools help when all else fails?

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