Interesting article about how scientific research is reported in the popular press. Ever get frustrated by claims made in newspaper articles, which are apparently based on “scientific research”? How many times have scientists found a link between eating some fruit or vegetable with preventing some horrible illness? This New York Times article takes up this issue, pointing out that most newspaper articles discussing “scientific research” are actually reporting on research based on correlations rather than causal connections. But do these claims made in the popular press affect peoples’ views about science? And how could “scientific research” be better reported by the press?