articles tagged: mass media
world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science

Have you noticed that the more science coverage you watch on the news, the more confused and less informed you feel? It's not just you. It's a symptom of a much bigger problem.

how can we deal with an echo chamber web?
# science

how can we deal with an echo chamber web?

How do we shake people out of the cozy realities they tend to build for themselves online?

osama dies and a conspiracy theory is born
# oddities

osama dies and a conspiracy theory is born

Unsurprisingly, bin Ladens death immediately spawned a raft of conspiracy theories around what really happened in Abbottabad.

rearranging the chairs on the news titanic
# tech

rearranging the chairs on the news titanic

Newspapers are still on the warpath against bloggers and it's not working out for them.

how not to write an article about sexuality
# sex

how not to write an article about sexuality

Blaming porn for societal problems isn't exclusive to religious zealots.

the old fogey squad comes after social media
# tech

the old fogey squad comes after social media

Panic about social media ruining kids' minds is just another in a long line of panics created by older generations intimidated by new technology.

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far
# politics

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far

When you spend your days fear-mongering and creating imaginary existential threats, is it any wonder if violence breaks out as a consequence?

the pros and cons of growing skeptic groups
# science

the pros and cons of growing skeptic groups

The good news is that we have a growing skeptical movement. The bad news is that we actually need one...

a case of trying to be hip while breaking a hip
# science

a case of trying to be hip while breaking a hip

Cramming science into a fashion magazine didn't seem to work last year so naturally, GQ is going to try it again.

when you see conspiracies everywhere you turn
# oddities

when you see conspiracies everywhere you turn

It's been a busy week for conspiracy theorists and cautionary tales for those who believe in them.

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