Science & Society

No Uk Daily Mail, Humans and Dinosaurs DID NOT Live At The Same Time.

T he UK Daily Mail published a story with the misleading headline “Humans DID live with dinosaurs…” The story then talks about placental mammals that coexisted with dinosaurs. This shows a lack of basic knowledge by the writer, the editors and anyone else ...

Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - Jun 27 2023 - 12:36pm

Climate Doomsday Narratives Are Working, Say Media Academics

A decade ago surveys showed that Millennials were less concerned about environmental claims than Baby Boomers or Generation X. The reason was speculated to be environmental fatigue. Millennials saw that government recycling was only making China rich and A ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2023 - 5:31am

Is Barbie Damaging The Body Image Of Girls?

Launched in 1959, named after the inventor’s daughter Barbara, and owned by 99% of 3-10 year old girls in the USA, Barbie has been a popular request on young girls’ Christmas wish lists for 55 years. So, should we buy them? What are these toys teaching ou ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 20 2023 - 8:09pm

Generational Labels Were Always Fake- But They Are Great Marketing

Pew has announced they will no longer use 'generational labels' and instead use age cohorts. It makes sense demographically but it never made sense that anyone used them in the first place.  When I was born, the Baby Boom was an event- a post-Wor ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 27 2023 - 11:36am

Fact Checking Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'

Unless you hate movies, you know this weekend was "Barbenheimer"- two highly regarded, very different films were on track to smash some records. And they did. "Barbie" did over $150 million while "Oppenheimer" did $80 million, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 27 2023 - 7:17pm

In 2023, Coming Out Is Still Complicated, And Not Just Because Of Straight Family Members

With historically high levels of LGBTQ2+ visibility, hardly a TV show exists where no matter how small the character list, someone isn't a sexual minority, a new paper says that coming out can still mean drama- even from those inside the LGBTQ2+ commu ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 3 2023 - 10:09am

Canadians Should Fund Transgender Surgery

In the field of gender-affirming care for the LBGTQ+ community, there are drastic solutions- controversial if it involves those unable to grant real informed consent- but there are also therapeutic benefits to minimally invasive procedures, write a group i ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2023 - 10:13am

Aspartame Doesn't Cause Cancer- IARC Simply Went From Bad To Worse

Half a decade ago, France's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) tried to fight for its credibility in the face of a scientific onslaught against their latest epidemiology findings by actually lowering the "risk" of something. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 23 2023 - 2:16pm

No Ticking Tax Bomb Due To Aging Population: The Intergenerational Report Is Less Scary Than You’ve Heard

What if nearly everything that’s been written about this month’s Intergenerational Report is wrong? I’ll explain. But first, here’s a sample of the headlines: “Young Australians at risk of a poorer future”, “Fewer workers to shoulder soaring income tax”, ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 4 2023 - 12:24pm

IARC Cures Cancer Using Photoshop: Fake Image Scandal Embroils Controversial French Group

A recent analysis of fake images titled WHO Cures Cancer In Photoshop shows that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) may need more than just a new leader, because they remain stuck with an old problem; credibility. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 11 2023 - 12:39pm