Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)

“Is science bullshit?” asked John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. “No, but there is a lot of bullshit currently masquerading as science.” And so began his hugely entertaining twenty-minute take-down of crappy scientific studies and the way they’re reported.

Meet the microlabor workforce who label porn videos, review restaurants and provide the data for countless scientific research studies.

The Internet's hidden science factory

The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

Neuroskeptic: The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell

What is Psychology’s Single Most Brilliant Discovery? | Psychology Today

What is the most profoundly important thing we've learned from 150 years of scientific psychology? Here is one nomination.

While some false beliefs, such as astrology, are fairly harmless, parents who believe falsely that vaccination is dangerous or unnecessary for children present a real public health hazard. That's why researchers, publishing in Pediatrics, decided to test four different pro-vaccination messages on a group of parents with children under 18,...

According to a New Study, Nothing Can Change an Anti-Vaxxer’s Mind

While some false beliefs, such as astrology, are fairly harmless, parents who believe falsely that vaccination is dangerous or unnecessary for children .

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do

Awareness of risk & Cognitive Bias is essential in business. Here is a list of 57 Cognitive Biases that effect "How We Think". People aren't as rational as we would like to think they are. Interesting area of study, plus further reading.

Why did the press cover a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?

Why Did the New York Times Fall for a Dubious Study on What Makes Women Great Dancers?

Why did the press cover a dubious study on what makes women great dancers?

"What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists" online article from Vox. Excellent for teaching Intro, Research Methods, Ethics. http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/1/22/10811320/journalists-social-science

What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists

What journalists get wrong about social science, according to 20 scientists - Vox

The journal PLoS ONE has a new study that finds ORGANIC WHOLE milk has more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than conventional milk.

Study: Organic Milk Contains More Healthy Fatty Acids

The journal PLoS ONE has a new study that finds ORGANIC WHOLE milk has more heart-healthy fatty acids than conventional milk.

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