Curiosity Daily Podcast: 5 Coronavirus Myths Debunked, Why You Shouldn’t Get Your News on Social Media, and the Discovery of a Black Hole Missing Link
Learn about why people are less likely to verify their sources on social media; and why it’s a huge deal that researchers found an intermediate-mass black hole. We’ll also debunk five myths about the coronavirus.
April 30, 2020
Episode Show Notes:
Jumbling of sources on social media makes you less likely to verify their validity by Kelsey Donk
- The Ohio State University. (2020, March 30). How social media makes it difficult to identify real news. How Social Media Makes It Difficult to Identify Real News; The Ohio State University. https://news.osu.edu/how-social-media-makes-it-difficult-to-identify-real-news/
- Pearson, G. (2020). Sources on social media: Information context collapse and volume of content as predictors of source blindness. New Media & Society, 146144482091050. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820910505
Hubble found a black hole "missing link" by Grant Currin
- Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-size black hole. (2020). EurekAlert! https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/eic-hfb033120.php
- Lin, D., Strader, J., Romanowsky, A. J., Irwin, J. A., Godet, O., Barret, D., Webb, N. A., Homan, J., & Remillard, R. A. (2020). Multiwavelength Follow-up of the Hyperluminous Intermediate-mass Black Hole Candidate 3XMM J215022.4−055108. The Astrophysical Journal, 892(2), L25. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/ab745b
5 myths about the coronavirus by Kelsey Donk
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters. (2018). WHO.int. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
- White, T. (2020, March 23). Coronavirus misperceptions widespread in early weeks, according to Stanford study - Scope. Scope. http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2020/03/23/coronavirus-misperceptions-widespread-in-early-weeks-according-to-stanford-study/
- No, the coronavirus wasn’t made in a lab. A genetic analysis shows it’s from nature. (2020, March 26). Science News. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-covid-19-not-human-made-lab-genetic-analysis-nature
- Landon, E. (2020, April 14). COVID-19: What we know so far about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Uchicagomedicine.Org; UChicago Medicine. https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/prevention-and-screening-articles/wuhan-coronavirus
- Coronavirus Vaccine Development: Scientific Challenges and Timelines with Dr. Julia Schaletzky (COVID-19 Bonus Episode) – Curiosity Daily. (2020, March 29). Curiosity Daily. https://www.curiositydaily.com/coronavirus-vaccine-development-scientific-challenges-and-timelines-with-dr-julia-schaletzky-covid-19-bonus-episode/
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