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August 3, 2015 The path from scientific discovery to media sound bite can be perilous, says commentator Tania Lombrozo, and it should be traversed with care.
Eating a chocolate bar daily can help you lose weight? Sorry, that study was a sweet lie — part of an elaborate hoax to school the news media about proper nutrition science journalism.
May 28, 2015 A lot of junk nutrition science gets reported in the media. It's a big problem. But did a science journalist's elaborate hoax to expose the crisis go too far?
November 4, 2013 Comments are a great way to engage with readers and expand on a piece. But they can also introduce false information, polarize readers and foster incivility. Tania Lombrozo is ready to talk about how to strike a balance between these two poles; are you?
July 29, 2013 Are prisoners more or less likely to cooperate with each other than college students? Running the "prisoner's dilemma" experiment on both groups is one way to try and answer this question. Commentator Tania Lombrozo digs into the findings and uncovers a new problem: the "publisher's dilemma."
Each dot represents one case of mumps between late June 2009 and late June 2010.
The New England Journal of Medicine
November 5, 2012 A web of embargoes meant the full story on a 2009 mumps outbreak couldn't be revealed until now. Now we can tell you about the effect of an extra dose of vaccine worked and whether doctors recommend that others get a third mumps shot.
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