Media coverage of climate change is becoming less biased

Over the past 15 years, newspapers have been 90% accurate on climate change reporting, according to a study published in Environmental Research Letters. The researchers, who are based in the US, found that print media reporting on climate change in five countries (the US, UK, New Zealand, Australia and Canada) was becoming less biased and … Continue reading Media coverage of climate change is becoming less biased

Facebook farce

At a time such as this when we need credible science information like never before, cosmosmagazine.com’s main social media presence has been blocked by the owner of the platform: Facebook. The Facebook block comes as part of government and publishing-industry efforts to make tech giants contribute to the news content they have otherwise been sharing for … Continue reading Facebook farce

Multi-screening may mess with your memory

Why do some people have better memories than others? This question has taken on new significance with the explosion of digital culture, which has been associated with memory failure. A new study by Stanford University researchers, published in the journal Nature, has shed more light on this by linking attention lapses in habitual media multi-taskers … Continue reading Multi-screening may mess with your memory

Media mythbusting can grow false beliefs

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, politicians, medical experts and epidemiologists have taught us about flattening curves, contact tracing, R0 and growth factors. At the same time, we are facing an “infodemic” – an overload of information, in which fact is hard to separate from fiction. Misinformation about coronavirus can have serious consequences. … Continue reading Media mythbusting can grow false beliefs