How the media screws up climate change, Part 1: Sketchy Sources

Sorry for the hiatus -- turns out working a full-time job and writing a blog consistently is actually pretty difficult! (It doesn't help that I can't drink coffee at my desk, working in a virus lab and all. Being a Seattleite this is my own personal hell.) I want to talk about something I mentioned …

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Naughty, naughty: cherry-picking and data beautification

Once, a fellow scientist told me that their lab had published lots of papers without using the right controls for their experiments. What's more, they said they'd tried to repeat the experiments later, but were never able to get the same results as in the paper. Umm... what? Quick basic example of scientific method:  Make …

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