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“Science, The Media, and You” with the Jackson Laboratory
October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Eating Chocolate Helps You Lose Weight!” “Scientists Say That Being Forgetful Is Actually A Sign You Are Unusually Intelligent.” Could these headlines possibly be true? In this day and age, it can be difficult to parse truth from fiction when reading scientific coverage in the news. Because scientific discoveries could have broad impacts on the environment, technology, and human health, it has become increasingly important to become a savvy scientific news consumers. This program is designed to be an interactive experience to give you the tools to critically and easily analyze what you read about science coverage in the media.