Clickbait

Clickbait is all over the internet today, and increasingly it’s influencing science too. It’s annoying but is there something to it that’s allowed it to become so prevalent?  A study by Gwilym Lockwood published in The Winnower analysed titles of psychology articles and how they were written in relation to how many shares they’d had. […]

Science and Social Media, a Tricky Relationship

Science and Social Media, a Tricky Relationship: Antibiotic Resistance and Fate How much of the science you see on your wall do you really trust? A recent article, called “How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science” from ‘The Conversation’, focussed on the relationship between the public’s perception of complex and important topics […]