61 minutes | Jul 1, 2021

The Buzz Episode 13: Should we trust all science news?

It can be difficult knowing what to believe these days, with claims of misinformation and 'fake news' abound... and unfortunately the world of science is not immune to distortion and exaggeration. Luckily for us, we're joined by two members of the brilliant Have You Heard? team, a project set up by scientists at The University of Manchester that aims to spark discussion about what science is, how it makes it to our newsfeeds, and how we should interpret it. We speak to PhD students Katie Downes and Luke Chaplin, who tell us about the dangers of hyperbolic science news, and guide us through the best ways to read the research stories that catch our eye.
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