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Figuring Flint Out

Friday, January 22, 2016

Flint's water crisis has unfolded largely without national attention. An investigative reporter explains how the story got out, despite denial and obfuscation from state officials.

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Preventing a NASA Dark Age

Friday, January 01, 2016

NASA's archives faced technological extinction, until a series of happy accidents allowed Keith Cowing to rescue the iconic photograph, Earthrise.

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The Storage Potential of DNA

Friday, January 01, 2016

Paper burns. Bits rot. CDs decay. But DNA can last tens of thousands of years. That's why researchers in England have developed a way to code digital data into the code of life. 

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Health News Edition

Friday, December 25, 2015

A bogus study about chocolate and weight loss fooled several news outlets. Here, we present a thorough debunking of health news misreporting.

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What Did Exxon Know?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ExxonMobil is under investigation by the NY Attorney General for potentially misleading shareholders. How does the case compare to the federal prosecution of Big Tobacco in the 1990s?
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The War on Prevention

Friday, October 02, 2015

We tend to describe cancer with war metaphors: “battling” the disease, winning the “fight.” But this war language might actually be distorting how we think about cancer prevention.

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"Those Who Reject Mainstream Climate Science"

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Associated Press Stylebook now urges journalists to avoid the terms "climate change denier" or "skeptic." An AP science reporter defends their preferred term, "doubter."  

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Pope-ular Opinion

Friday, September 25, 2015

A reminder that the pope is not a politician, why the AP won't use "climate change denier", polling on abortion, and more.

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Exxon Responds to InsideClimate News

Friday, September 18, 2015

Exxon's Richard Keil reacts to reporting about how the company was at the forefront of climate change research in the 1970s and '80s - before pivoting to funding climate change denial.

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Exxon's History of Climate Change Research

Friday, September 18, 2015

A report from InsideClimate News details how the oil giant Exxon was at the forefront of climate change research for a decade, before beginning to fund denial groups.

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Broad Questions

Friday, August 28, 2015

The push for a female libido pill reveals misunderstandings about female sexuality. Plus: Jorge Ramos is a real journalist; stock market misreporting; and more.

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Preventing a NASA Dark Age

Friday, June 26, 2015

NASA's archives faced technological extinction, until a series of happy accidents allowed Keith Cowing to rescue the iconic photograph, Earthrise.

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The Storage Potential of DNA

Friday, June 26, 2015

Paper burns. Bits rot. CDs decay. But DNA can last tens of thousands of years. That's why researchers in England have developed a way to code digital data into the code of life. 

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I'm Not A Scientist

Friday, June 19, 2015

Bob raises an eyebrow at the perennial non-denial denial of climate change. 

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Foreign & Domestic

Friday, June 19, 2015

Horror in Charleston, the subversive power of comedy, and the "I'm not a scientist" defense.

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A Hopeful Study... Debunked

Friday, May 22, 2015

A study found a short conversation with a gay person could make people more open to marriage equality, and the media reported it as a hopeful sign. But the findings were faked.

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The Seismologist's Dilemma

Friday, May 08, 2015

After a calamitous earthquake, what we crave is least obtainable: certainty.

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Dr. Oz, Narratives of Migration, and Cosmic Colors

Friday, April 24, 2015

The dangers of false narratives of migration pushed by politicians and the media, Dr. Oz defends his credibility, and the Hubble space telescope’s lasting impact on popular culture.

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Dr. Oz Fights For Credibility

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ten doctors sent a critical letter to Dr. Oz's boss at Columbia medical school, but it may do more harm than good in exposing the pseudoscience of The Dr. Oz Show.

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Cancer Meets its Match

Friday, April 03, 2015

Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of The Emperor of All Maladies, discusses the convergence of cancer, media, and celebrity.

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