Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Ebola Frenzy

Earlier this month, Facebook and Twitter were loaded with posts like this one from Donald Trump:

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There was immediate and wide-spread panic among U.S. citizens, perpetuated by reports like this, and this.

At first, I too, was alarmed at the thought of bringing such a deadly disease to America.  Then I thought about the virus life cycle, how it infects humans, and how it spreads and I was, at least somewhat, relieved.  Continue reading The Ebola Frenzy

First post!

As a first post to the Cloudy Media blog, I thought I would begin with the missions of the website.  I created this blog to:

1.  Highlight and promote good science reporting in the media.

2.  Identify poor science in the media and research and report the facts.

3.  Review books, movies, and tv shows with a spin toward whether it depicts scientific reality.

I hope that this website becomes a resource that anyone can routinely visit for clarity on technical jargon and/or misrepresented science in the general media.  Please feel free to email topics that you find confusing and I will do my best to research and report back to you.  I appreciate your patience while I get this site off the ground.