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