The conversation is a great media outlet because its run by academic nerds but made for everyone i had a nice time chatting with them last week we discussed transparency data sharing statins research integrity risk communication culture shift academic activism and why we should kick through the walls of the ivory tower. Bad science is an invaluable tool for anybody who wants to protect themselves from the snake oil salesmen of the twenty first century . Bad science is a book by ben goldacre criticising mainstream media reporting on health and science issues it was published by fourth estate in september 2008 it has been positively reviewed by the british medical journal and the daily telegraph and has reached the top 10 bestseller list for amazon books. Bad science is an excellent book about how to approach news articles about scientific papers he goes over what flaws to look out for in the studies themselves as well as the common ways journalists completely screw up reporting about subjects they dont always understand. Ben goldacre bad science channel 4 reported that a study in the lancet showed a new drug had reduced the symptoms of duchennes muscular dystrophy unfortunately the study shows no such thing
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