I have been excited about this for months now! Almost a year ago, my prof announced he wanted us to work on a very important research project, aiming to be considered for publication in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal. Once the research approach was sorted out, and with the incredible Mila Kingsbury running much of the analysis and writing up the findings, my major contribution to the study was watching movies and coding details of character death.
Which is to say, BEST RESEARCH PROJECT EVER!
It was published last week in the BMJ and the response has been extraordinary! It has popped up all over the internet and was featured in the media world-wide. My favorite was seeing it on Jezebel!
Anyway, if you are interested in some whimsical science to warm your heart over the Christmas season, check out our article:
For some more lounge-in-cheek science, check out some of the other magnificent articles: http://www.bmj.com/content/349/7988