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Beyond clickbait with 'The Stickler's Guide to Science'

The trouble wasn't that anyone thought the COVID vaccine could make them magnetic; it's that several people did, and do.

Enter R. Philip Bouchard, who's been designing fun and educational software for a long time, including the original "Oregon Trail" game.

He takes note of the abundance of scientific information we can access now... and the wealth of trash, too.

Bouchard's new book is The Stickler’s Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation: The Real Science Behind Hacky Headlines, Crappy Clickbait, and Suspect Sources.

You'll thrill to revelations like this: space station astronauts are NOT weightless. Listen for some other corrections to shaky science beliefs.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.