Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Because Science -- new blog makes science accessible, unravels myths

The gap between science literacy and science awareness prompted two Yale infectious disease and immunology grad students to start Because Science, a new blog that makes science easy to understand for non-scientists. Science news can be scary if context and nuances aren’t included. With the blog, they want to de-mystify scientific concepts and promote science. They’ve tackled Ebola, vaccines, gluten and food labeling for DNA (which is in most food we eat, including “natural” foods). The most recent post is a case study in the media extrapolating from a new study about the body’s immune response to viruses that cause colds and cold temperatures. A great service – thank you.