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Everything Astronomy Episode #014: Tom Levenson

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Thank you for listening to our podcast episode with science history writer, Tom Levenson! Please make sure to like the Youtube video, subscribe, and share it with your friends! We hope that this episode can give you some insight as to how science in the past can help shape the science of the future.​

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0:00 Intro 
0:07 The validity of science communication as news in light of Covid-19 
10:20 The differences between scientific papers and science news  
15:15 The efficiency of science communication  
21:33 The importance of storytelling in scientific communication 
26:00 The preparation involved with scientific communication beyond reading research papers
32:24 The failure to engage with science as a large human enterprise 
38:58 How some scientific ideas were ignored initially but accepted later by other scientists
43:31 Professor Levenson’s approach to writing about scientific discoveries
48:18 The gaps in the history of our scientific knowledge
59:49 The most interesting scientific stories that Professor Levenson has read about 
1:03:50 Conclusion