A funny but on-point take on scientific research and the mass media

A recent episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight featured a funny yet important piece on the misuse of scientific research results in the mass media. Misrepresentation of scientific results to fit tabloid-type headline-hungry formats is a pervasive and pernicious practice that highlights the importance of cultivating scientific literacy and critical thinking in society at large. Watch the piece below, if you haven’t yet.