The “scientific” news cycle

Inspired by of some recent events in our department, where the media got hold of some research results that needed a “fresh” spin to make them more catchy, I’m highlighting another work by the ingenious Jorge Cham:

scientific news cycle
from “Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com

One thought on “The “scientific” news cycle

  1. Funny and very true. It would seem like a difficult cycle to break. My thought is that we (as scientists) need to do a much better job of presenting our results and the concept of probability and uncertainty much better to the non-scientist public. Now, if I could only budget in some time for David Quammen to translate my technical reports to something truthful and accessible.

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