New Science Suggests.
I’m sure that by now you’ve seen tons of articles written by news outlets, and blogs using this phrase. Most often to show you some pseudo-science taken out of context from a recent scientific study. That own its own doesn’t definitively prove anything.
The Responsibility Of The Publisher
A new study published with interesting new findings is always going to make a great article. The problem is that many articles published don’t cite their sources properly.
For example when I was researching ‘Cockroach Milk’ Is The Latest Superfood Trend I had to go about 7 articles deep to actually find the link to the scientific study that all of these articles were writing about.
The unfortunate truth is that your average person doesn’t know how to read or interpret a scientific study. People will rely on news outlets and blog writers to give them context.
So What’s It Mean?
What does it actually mean when articles say “New Science Suggests”?
Mostly it means that some scientists published a scientific study about something a subject that would make a good headline or article title. These kinds of suggestive findings often don’t prove anything one way or another.
Suggestive findings are important and may prove to be a useful guide for future research. The unfortunate fact is that studies are often taken out of context and used for click-bait with no real regard to how this may be misinforming the public. I’m looking at you health blogs.