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A great new resource from on how to read a scientific study. Very useful to parse all the bad media stories.

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Agreed that methodology is important.

I try to mostly stick to findings that have been published in reputable peer reviewed journals.

But I will err on the side of an interesting early result that warrants future study.

Because it's important to know where the cutting edge of inquiry is. 

I concur on looking at interesting early results - particularly as pointers to what should be studied further.  It's usually the media stories that try to push the results farther than they should go - particularly if a person is only perusing click-bait headlines.

Yeah, you're right. Websites make the headlines sensational so people will click. 

In any case it gets people talking. 

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