An excellent rant from John Oliver on the way science stories are handled in the media, and on the need for some healthy skepticism. And the need to track down sources for the studies yourself, to the extent that this is possible. Also, I love the “TODD Talks” skit at the end.
Photo: John Mount I came across a post from Emily Willingham the other day: “Is a PhD required for Good Science Writing?”. As a science writer with a science PhD, her answer is: is it not required, and it can often be an impediment. I saw a similar sentiment echoed once by Lee Gutkind, the […]