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The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation: The Real Science Behind Hacky Headlines, Crappy Clickbait, and Suspect Sources

by R. Philip Bouchard Author

In the age of the internet, lies can spread faster than truth and bad science can masquerade as fact. How often have we heard (and believed) myths about, say, the number of spiders we swallow in a year, or that people are either 'right or left brained'? In this timely book author R. Philip Bouchard sets out to correct our misconceptions and debunks many of the most common lies we encounter everyday. From clickbait online to word-of-mouth myths, Bouchard is stickler about doing science the right way and helps the reader separate fact from fiction. A great and engaging read in today's misinformation-saturated media environment.

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