Exaggeration of science in the press: where does the blame lie?

Exaggeration of science in the press: where does the blame lie?

What do the three headlines above all have in common? As far as scientists are concerned, they share an sensationalism that probably does not represent the findings of the original study. Such exaggeration is troubling, but also relatively common. Indeed, media reporting of scientific discoveries is a veritable minefield of sensationalism and exaggeration. The results…