A Useful Parody

 

Martin Robbins (of The Lay Scientist) has produced a beautiful guide to the standard newspaper (or website) interpretation of scientific research, published on the Guardian website.  Not only is this funny, but it seems so true. I plan to use this in lessons at the first available opportunity.

For more discussions of the intersection between science and journalism I strongly recommend this piece by Ed Yong on his Not Exactly Rocket Science blog (which everyone shoudl read anyway.

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