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The impact of bad science in the headlines

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Via Mary Williams, Matthew Russell
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Mary Williams's curator insight, February 8, 2013 1:45 PM

We’re putting together some information about bad science, headlines and public perception. It is, frankly, depressing.

 

“The more a technology is associated with “risk” in the media, the greater the public experiences as “risky” – this is called the ‘social amplification of risk’.”.(You can read more about that here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/0272-4332.00062/abstract).

 

Solution? Education, education, education.

 

These data are from here: http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/Measles/EpidemiologicalData/

Gary Stevens's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:11 PM

Intresting correlation to explore for anyone looking for examples of poor science coverage in the media. Source of data is provided below.

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Data in UK 

These data are from here: http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/Measles/EpidemiologicalData/

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Global Trade Regulation Group Extends Reach - ScienceInsider

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Global Trade Regulation Group Extends Reach: International body increases protection for several endangered sp... http://t.co/EMx5R4g9cw
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HPA - Epidemiological Data

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Rays of hope

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THE rise of China has brought incalculable benefits. But it is not without collateral damage. Every year around the world between 100m and 275m sharks are killed for...
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Awesome Photos Of Models Swimming With Whale Sharks

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ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library

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The ECOCEAN Whale Shark Photo-identification Library is a visual database of whale shark (Rhincodon typus) encounters and of individually catalogued whale sharks.
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Whale-Shark Watching Brings Tourism to Philippine Village ...

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Whale-shark watching has brought booming tourism to a once-quiet Philippine village, but now biologists are saying it may not be such a great idea.
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Australia: Sensational scuba spots - New Zealand Herald

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New Zealand Herald Australia: Sensational scuba spots New Zealand Herald Australian Geographic lists Cod Hole in its top 10 dive sites in the country as it attracts not only its namesake but also giant clams, moray eels, white-tip reef sharks,...
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The impact of bad science in the headlines

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Via Mary Williams, Matthew Russell
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How can you interpret these 2 graphs. Go to the source and then explain what the graphs mean in 2 or 3 sentences

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Mary Williams's curator insight, February 8, 2013 1:45 PM

We’re putting together some information about bad science, headlines and public perception. It is, frankly, depressing.

 

“The more a technology is associated with “risk” in the media, the greater the public experiences as “risky” – this is called the ‘social amplification of risk’.”.(You can read more about that here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/0272-4332.00062/abstract).

 

Solution? Education, education, education.

 

These data are from here: http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/Measles/EpidemiologicalData/

Gary Stevens's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:11 PM

Intresting correlation to explore for anyone looking for examples of poor science coverage in the media. Source of data is provided below.

Science Education 's curator insight, March 4, 2013 10:37 PM

Data in UK 

These data are from here: http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/Measles/EpidemiologicalData/

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Whale shark eco-tourism in Cebu, Philippines faces criticism - The ...

The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) eco-tourism industry in Oslob, Cebu has been facing criticism from some conservationists who say that the feeding of the sharks by locals is resulting in unnatural behavior for the world's ...
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Underwater robots hear 9 endangered whales - Mother Nature Network

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Mother Nature Network Underwater robots hear 9 endangered whales Mother Nature Network Two underwater robots outfitted with equipment to detect whale song heard the calls of nine critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of...
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