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Climate change denial, open-science hardware, some missing pink dolphins, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: May 1, 2017

Monday Morning SalvageMay 1, 20170

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Are you represented by a climate change denier? Motherboard has put together this amazing guide to every climate change denier in congress. Check your state and give your congressperson a piece of your mind. Congressman Andy Harris may be sick of hearing from me, but I guarantee he’ll be […]

Sifting the fact from the false in an internet full of fake ‘news’

UncategorizedNovember 15, 2016

Southern Fried Science has at the forefront of trying to debunk fake news, such as faux documentaries about mermaids or giant sharks. In their article “Fish tales: combating fake science in the popular media” Andrew Thaler and David Shiffman asked that: “scientists familiarize themselves with common sources of misinformation within their field, so that they can be better […]

Attack of the paranormal mermaid romance novel: Why you should never, ever lose a bet to David Shiffman

Popular Culture, Science FictionMarch 3, 2014

Take heed, all those who would dare to gamble against David Shiffman. You will fail. It seemed innocent enough. I was in the middle of a job search, paying the bills with consulting, freelance work, and science writing while pursuing the next academic appointment. Finally having a bit of time, I wrote a science fiction […]

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