It is often said that the word hero is thrown around far too much these days. But here, we have an unbiased external source of that appellation.
Sunday, 8 November 2015
The host of Daily Planet said something nice to me.
In March, I was interviewed on the Canadian Discovery Channel show Daily Planet about my falling-through-the-Earth paper. The interview is here. Later that week, the host of the show, Dan Riskin, emailed me asking for help replicating my calculations, so I told him about Newton's shell theorem and how it applied in this scenario. Last week he was answering questions on reddit, and I reminded him of his email and asked him what scientists should do to improve the state of science journalism. He said: