(English intro to Spanish lang post) Science journalism in Spain clearly improved in the last 5 years. The change hasn’t been big in the principal newspapers and conventional magazines, but new online platforms have been created, existing ones were reinforced, social networks sharing scientific content are quite successful, and one would say that in general, the reporting of science is more serious, extensive and rigorous. There’re still some problems, like a lack of criticism
There is nothing to stop the Tracker, or your blog, or any of us from growing faster than Upworthy and attracting millions of readers in six months--except our own cleverness.
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A man who is told that screening could cut his risk of prostate cancer by 20% might say, "Heck yes--I'm in!"
On the other hand, if he's told that his risk will drop from 3% to about 2.4%, he might say something like, "Hey-don't waste my time!"
The distinction between relative risk and absolute risk is a favorite topic at the Tracker, and one that too many reporters still fail to make clear. The prostate cancer example comes from Tabitha M. Powledge's On Science Blogs today. Take a look, at
Every year, between 20 and 30 tigers are poached. Illegal logging is reducing the tigers' habitat, and illegal hunting is reducing its food supply. However, these are not the only threats to wild tiger survival -- other problems are cropping up and taking a toll on the iconic big cat.
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