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Comedian, author, and self-advertised Harvard graduate Megan Amram is at it again — on her quest to bring science to us hot hobos, also known as women, she is launching a video series on “sexy science.” In the first episode of Experimenting with Megan Amram, Amram builds a (biological) potato clock and, more saliently, interviews engineer and Caltech aeronautics professor Beverley McKeon. Topics include: What’s it like to be the first female director of the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories at the California Institute of Technology? and, Do they have Miami in England? What about Beyoncé?

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The bigger question in all this is: Is something like fluid dynamics easier for women to understand when framed as a discussion on air-drying your nails? Probably not! If anything, Amram’s antics draw attention to the clarity and confidence of her expert guest, and serve as a refutation of the perniciously prevalent idea that women can’t understand science and are really just around to look good.

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