The New York Times reports that the popular Discovery Channel program "Mythbusters" may very well be the best science show on television. Perhaps one reason for this is that it doesn't claim to be a science program at all. Rather, the show is best known for explosions, general mayhem, and setting things on fire. However, through its goofy style, it does these things for science's sake. The program investigates the validity of various myths drawn from folklore, movies, urban legends, and the internet. The two stars of the show, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage develop ways to challenge these hypotheses...

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