Monday, June 6, 2016

John Oliver on science and hype

John Oliver has an impressive ability to combine humour with cutting political and social commentary, and thorough and substantial background research, in a very engaging manner that is accessible to a broad audience.

Recently he tackled the important issue of how the media poorly engages with recent scientific research; but the problem is not just the media but university press offices, some journals, and scientists themselves.

If you cannot view the link above (e.g. because you are in Australia) try to watch it here.

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