By James Dacey
I wrote last week about Ben Goldacre, the impassioned medical doctor cum journalist who is waging war against the crackpots and media institutions who churn out sensational headlines based on Bad Science.
For a lighter take on the science news cycle check out this comic by Jorge Cham, originally posted on his website phdcomics.com.
Like all good observational humour it is devilishly witty whilst capturing the essence of an everyday activity. With a liberal sprinkling of hyperbole!
Some of the keener researchers out there may be familiar with Cham from his talks on the conference circuit.
Cham began producing comics about life in academia whilst studying for his PhD in mechanical engineering at Stanford.
Since realising where his talents and passion lie he has been working full time on his comic strip Piled Higher and Deeper.
And yes I do see the irony in posting a blog about “churnalism” based on the content of someone else’s website…