Why on Earth does the media print sensationalist nonsense over and over again? We know of at least three reasons: (1) It cares more about internet traffic (and $$$) than anything else; (2) science journalists often have no formal education in the field; and (3) university press offices purposefully exaggerate their research.
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The founding of the modern funeral industry can essentially be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln and his support for embalming the human body after death.
Since everything green makes a whole lot of green, it was inevitable that someone would come with a new way to clean, you know ... that thing of yours. Enter: bamboo toilet paper. What better opportunity to come up with an ad slogan contest? There's a prize too! Take your best shot, even though your chance of winning is vanishingly small.
Russian trolls and the Organic Consumers Association both spread anti-vaccine propaganda and conspiracy theories in an effort to undermine American technology. Worse yet, they actively collude with one other.
From Seattle to New Haven, we here at the American Council have crisscrossed America spreading good science news while debunking junk science. We even made a couple of international appearances! Take a look.
While we await a more comprehensive report, the preliminary findings imply nothing of consequence was discovered during the examination that would impede the president doing his job now, or in the foreseeable future.
New research suggests that Americans may see scientists’ choice to accuse conservatives of waging a “war on science” as relatively aggressive. That's as compared to potential alternative ways of describing the current situation. This perceived aggressiveness may harm the credibility of scientists in conservative audiences that already have doubts about them.
When it comes to muscle, and its memory, could it be that it's just like remembering how to ride a bike?
The media hits keep coming ... and coming ... and coming. Here's where our dedicated experts appeared in recent days, promoting evidence-based science.
The Beatles song "Here, There, and Everywhere" was about romance, but it also describes ACSH's presence in the media in recent days.
Crickets have just one short season to reproduce. Can they shed light on a theory of aging, which holds: We use so much energy to reproduce, that we have little left over to stop our decline?