Newspapers are letting loose with a series of giddy articles reporting that dogs prefer to align themselves along a magnetic field when they urinate and defecate. The newspaper articles leave out some details from the research paper (read it here):
In the initial analysis of all data as planned by the researchers, no alignment of [...]
Just before Christmas 2013 the world found out that RSA, the corporation making millions selling its software to provide security through encryption, had taken millions more in money from the U.S. military’s National Security Agency in order to build a “backdoor” so that the NSA could break any RSA-based encryption to spy on the communications [...]
How to build a hype:
1. Read a Bureau of Justice Statistics Report, which finds that:
6.7% of U.S. adults were on the receiving end of “identity theft” last year, but this definition includes “attempted misuse” that was unsuccessful, and the most common way adults found out about such activity was to be contacted by [...]
While the Republican members of the House of Representatives are right to complain about the malfunctions in the federal health care exchange web site, they would do well to deal with the malfunctioning government web site that is developed and maintain under their own roof. [...]
We only provide data to our advertising partners or customers after we have removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined it with other people’s data in a way that it [...]
My son and his buddies all got together this weekend to watch The Day Of The Doctor, the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who. I understand that Doctor Who long ago hit upon a formula of appealing to the audience’s instinctual reaction to predatory pursuit, with a touch of warped reality added alongside playful tweaking [...]
The frequent, but seemingly random, insertion of “then” and “perhaps” into academic articles suggests a previously unnoticed warping in the space-time continuum. [...]
The very smart people at the Harvard Business Review have a new issue out at news stands, with a feature article advising us “How To Make Smarter Decisions”. (Not to be confused with the book Making Smart Decisions published by the Harvard Business Review two years ago – apparently, business leaders didn’t learn to make [...]
One night before the Million Mask March, taking place in 443 locations, who knows about this event?
You might think, considering that there have been 110 news articles on “Twerking” over the past week alone, that the Million Mask March might generate some interest from America’s “professional” news media.
You’d be wrong. Following up on [...]
If you knew there were more than 400 simultaneous protests being planned worldwide for November 5 2013, would you consider that a matter worthy of a news report?
Is this wave of protests in Europe worth a blurb in the newspaper?
How about these November 5 protests planned across the United States?