TRC #412: Do People Read Past A Headline? + Should You Floss? + Is Cancer A Modern Disease?

flossCristina looks into some research asking whether people share articles that they haven’t actually read.  Next Darren check into recent headlines suggesting that maybe you shouldn’t bother flossing your teeth.  Lastly, Adam examines whether cancer is a modern disease.

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Do People Read Past A Headline?

Washington Post: 6 in 10 of you will share this link without reading it, a new, depressing study says

Daily Mail: Six in 10 people will post a news story on social media WITHOUT reading it

Social Clicks: What and Who Gets Read on Twitter?

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Wiki: Lorem Ipsum

Washington Post: Facebook “satire” tag could wipe out the Internet’s terrible hoax-news industry

Washington Post: Forget click-bait. We’re living in the world of share-bait now.

Should You Floss?

Associated Press

Washington Post



Is Cancer A Modern Disease?

CONFIRMED: Cancer is entirely a man-made disease –

Cancer ‘is purely man-made’ say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies – Daily Mail Online

Claims that cancer is only a ‘modern, man-made disease’ are false and misleading

Earliest hominin cancer: 1.7-million-year-old osteosarcoma from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa – South African Journal of Science

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