junk science

Blog entry | Aug 02 2017

I am a big fan of documentaries- they are usually a good mix of entertainment and education (#nerdalert).

Blog entry | Jun 02 2016

Science communication is at the heart of what we strive to do here. When new scientific results are oversold and/or sensationalized, it can leave us with all.the.feels.

Blog entry | Apr 19 2016

Contributing to the rise of misinformation, junk science is defined as untested or unproven when presented as scientific fact.

Blog entry | Feb 08 2016

Every so often, we read a new study that challenges what decades of research have demonstrated. While it makes for great headlines, we’re often left wondering: is it credible?

Blog entry | Dec 01 2015

Last year, the FACTS network was still in its infancy. This year, all your input and support has made us better and better.

Blog entry | Nov 24 2015

Flu season, afternoon snacks, your evening workout. It's easy to forget that science is everywhere. It's no longer in the hands of a few people, either.

Blog entry | Oct 21 2015

Do you find today’s headlines about diet and nutrition to be endlessly confusing? Are you tired of trying to separate the "bad" foods from the "good" foods?

Blog entry | Sep 14 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with headlines about food. I understand the challenges and limitations of distilling the science into soundbites, but it bothers me how often those short snippets ge

Blog entry | Sep 02 2015

Every day, we are bombarded with the results of new nutrition studies proclaiming the latest on everything from red wine to coconut oil.

Blog entry | Aug 26 2015

I love going to conferences. There's so much to learn and so many experts to learn from. Recently, I learned that that not everyone understands that not all research is created equal.

Blog entry | Jul 16 2015

Science is about focused, objective analysis, independent questions, and nuanced answers.

Blog entry | Jul 13 2015

We hear about fad diets everywhere. Morning shows, celebrity books, overly enthusiastic extended family members.

Blog entry | Jun 22 2015

When you see a headline touting exaggerated or unsupported claims, it’s easy to blame the media. While media can be one part of the problem, there are other parts of the process in play.

Blog entry | Jun 18 2015

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Blog entry | Mar 19 2015

national-geographic-war-on-scienceThis month’s issue of National Geographic arrived

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