53. Black Holes Part 2 – Slow Motion Somersaults in Space

In part 2 of their exploration of these space oddities, K+K talk to guest host Emily Gilliland about what would happen if our sun spontaneously imploded, how anyone falling into a black hole would turn into spaghetti, and what it means to exist in time, but not in space. They even attempt to explain how, to an observer moving faster, time (literally!) moves slower, by making Emily do (proverbial) back-flips in space.

If you can’t tell which way is up, are you ALWAYS mid-somersault?

4. Science Fiction Movies, In Spaaaaace!

Science Fiction movies are great. But for us, half the fun of watching them is how blatantly they misrepresent the actual science behind their plots. Its ridiculous, it’s inaccurate, and it’s a heck of a lot of fun to pick apart.

On today’s show, we listen to a few clips from some of our favorite science fiction movies, and focus in on one of the major inaccuracies, then give you three possible reasons why it wouldn’t have happened that way. Only one of the totally-plausible sounding scientific explanations is the right one. Can you figure out which it is before the DJs? 

Quiz: “You know they got it wrong, but do you know why?”

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1. Keera & Kira’s First Interview on XRAY 107.1fm

This is where it all began! Listen to an insanely nervous Kira and Keera talk to Christine Alexander and the XRAY in the morning DJs about their educational non-profit, Science Project. They also talk about how to make learning Science fun, & why its so important to the well being of our community.

Then listen in to the Everything Is Interesting prototype quiz show, where they ask the DJs:

  • If radio waves are not sound waves, how do our voices get into the listeners’ ears?
  • How does coffee affect the brain? Why does caffeine keep you awake?