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No Miracle Cure Yet for Bad Science Reporting...

A couple of weeks ago on Radio 2 I overheard a piece about Wynford Dore's proposed cure for dyslexia.  When I heard the phrases 'miracle cure', 'techniques developed by NASA' and 'Daily Mail', I immediately suspected that the story was not quite as solid as it was being presented and, sure enough, a few days later I found out that it wasn't.  I was tempted to sit down right then and post a fiery rant about the abysmally poor level of science reporting which seems to be the norm nowadays but, instead, I let myself cool down, and leave it to some people whose rants carry far more weight than mine: Ben Goldacre, Mark Trodden and Peter Norvig.

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