Science reporting in the media is rubbish says thinktank

Tell us something we don’t know: apparently, the Daily Mail is very guilty indeed of publishing dodgy science stories, according to a completely unbiased thinktank sponsored by mobile phone operators. Well, we knew that: just a shame that the source had to be so tainted.

Not going to quibble the point too much at the moment, since there’s blood still coming out of my ears after speaking to someone in Boots today about their ion-emitting hairdryers. Apparently, some hair institute in Bath says they work and the manufacturers wouldn’t produce them if they didn’t…. Dr Ben’s already talked about this but it’s now almost impossible to buy hairdryers that don’t have special ‘ion emitters’ as far as I can see. Sigh.