Screw Worms. And Birds. And Junk Journals, Too.


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By Anthony Carboni/Jeff Cannata and Jeff Cannata/Anthony Carboni. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
What's the deal with birds... is a question Anthony and Jeff often ponder, but it's also the title of a new study released in the Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews - which sounds like a legitimate journal, but is actually a repository of mostly useless garbage. Turns out, there are a lot of predatory journals muddying the waters of scientific reporting. Anthony and Jeff take a look at this disturbing trend and try to figure out a way through it. Then, it's time to get concerned about flesh eating worms! Yep, the US government is actually creating tens of millions of them each week, and you'll be amazing at why. Jeff and Anthony discuss the screwworm, and how it is being battled at the Panama-Columbia border. Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen. Here’s the iTunes link: And here’s the Stitcher link: Jeff on Twitter: Anthony on Twitter: Today’s stories were sent in by Jachym Lukes And John Jackson: If you’ve seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to, post in on our Facebook Group or leave it on the subreddit:

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