By Nadia M. Whitehead for Science Magazine
The CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” is more popular than ever, averaging 19.79 million viewers per episode, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The comedy — recently extended to 2017 — revolves around a gang of physicists and an engineer who work at the California Institute of Technology. Some recurring themes include their dorky obsession with sci-fi and comic books, their roller-coaster-like love lives and their research in the lab.
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