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We tend to blame the glut of disinformation in science on social media and the news, but the problem often starts with the scientific enterprise itself.
“‘Breakthrough’ is the one that leaps out to me because there so rarely is a breakthrough.”
Knowledge of research methods can help the public discern valid scientific claims from false or misleading ones, researchers explain.
We wanted to know more about what really helps scientists talk to the public. What we found surprised us.
“By having these very loud, usually male, voices in the media touting expertise when they don’t have it, that risks undermining the public trust in science itself.”
“What made us want to watch this for an hour and a half? Their ability to talk through the puzzles made me not only understand the puzzles but find out the answer and get invested.”
“There’s so much pressure right now that it’s very tempting, more than ever, to just go with something…Often, it’s only your conscience and sense of journalistic responsibility that prevents you from hitting publish.”
With a focus on deep reporting, a print magazine, and an intense affinity for illustrations, nonprofit Nautilus has taken an expensive approach to launching a new science publication.