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Hyped science gets big press in December

0001700002411_500X500Media outlets have been busy this month reporting about the consequences of overpromoting science for profit or ideology:

These reports aren’t surprising, of course. Science information is just as susceptible to change, misinterpretation and misuse as anything else. Still, given the recent decline of public confidence in science, this news is piling on.

The good science marketing news is harder to find, but it’s out there (we hope). For instance, click here to read this great story about how biologist Pete Myers helped change the way science research is reported in the media.

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