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Researchers Discover How To Make the Perfect Phone Call

Daniel Rutter Another BS "formula" story (85 comments)

These "scientists have discovered the formula for" sorts of stories make (actual) scientists look like nutty boffins who make no real contribution to the world. (Actually, the word "boffin" is, in the Commonwealth, a pretty good marker for BS science stories.)

Newspaper science reporting is bad enough already. Do we really need this pure liquid crap flowing through Slashdot too?

(Ben "Bad Science" Goldacre has had rather a lot to say about these sorts of stories, and the whores who create them, over the years.)

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