Press Release Science: ‘Dissolving Starfish’ – Debunked

By Kip Hansen – Re-Blogged From

press-release_420Every author I have ever queried about a quote attributed to them in a University Science Press Release has told me the same thing.

“That’s not exactly what I said, and not what I really meant,” they tell me.  I can feel the shy grins on their faces as I read their replies.  They are usually rather perplexed as to how the press release sent out to the media by their own academic institution came to contain such a questionable quote but almost always seem to shrug it off with good sense of humor. After all, what can they do?




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