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Author Topic: Fun Academic Articles and Findings  (Read 1122 times)

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Offline SainTopic starter

Re: Fun Academic Articles and Findings
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2018, 02:53:38 AM »

Offline CopperLily

Re: Fun Academic Articles and Findings
« Reply #26 on: Today at 01:28:35 PM »
There can be surprising side costs for making even a simple study like that in a manner that would satisfy the scientific community. It's also good to often go to the original article after seeing the press release versions. Sometimes the subject of the study may have been very different from what is later reported in the more public media :P

As a working scientist, all of these things.

- "I'm pretty sure I know this" is different from "We have an exact measure of this"
- Science is *expensive*
- Public reporting on science is...not good. And often only mildly related to what the paper says.