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Bandwagon latest: ‘Science news’ with tenuous World Cup relevance doing the rounds right now

1. Analyzing John Brooks’ Dream About Scoring the Winning Goal

Source: Time.com, ‘HEALTH’ section (17 June)

One-line summary:  A US soccer player scored a goal and then says he previously had a dream about doing so. So then, can your dreams predict or influence your future? Scientists say maybe or maybe not. By which they mean: ‘Actually not.’

We know it’s on the bandwagon because they say:So while it’s not exactly ‘scientific’…

World Cup relevance: 4/5

Science relevance: 2/5

 

2. The Story Behind the Foam That World Cup Refs Use To Stop Cheating

Source: Gizmodo.com (17 June)

One-line summary: That vanishing spray, invented in 2002, is now on TV a lot. So without actually explaining how it works, here’s what a ‘free kick’ is.

We know it’s on the bandwagon because they say: Continue reading “Bandwagon latest: ‘Science news’ with tenuous World Cup relevance doing the rounds right now”

“Adultery could save your marriage”, or “How to churn out science news by riffing on Valentine’s Day”

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“Could” is an awesome word. I “could” be in a position to help you. That dream job “could” be yours. Eating fish oil “could” make you smarter, or it “could” cause cancer. Or whatever.

And, of course, adultery “could” make your marriage more happy. Why, yes, of course it “could”.

Here is The Telegraph: Continue reading ““Adultery could save your marriage”, or “How to churn out science news by riffing on Valentine’s Day””

Science news latest: Adam and Eve “real”, Noah’s Ark “actually round”

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Here’s an interesting way to report the latest Science News: “Adam and Eve Were Real According to Study Out” declares the headline in the Guardian Liberty Voice. So, I assume a study has shown that Adam and Eve were real. Am I mad?

Listen carefully to what it says: “Adam and Eve Were Real.”

Were” + “Real” = “Were Real.” Continue reading “Science news latest: Adam and Eve “real”, Noah’s Ark “actually round””

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