Because Science — new blog makes science accessible, unravels myths

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The gap between science literacy and science awareness prompted two Yale infectious disease and immunology grad students to start Because Science, a new blog that makes science easy to understand for non-scientists. Science news can be scary if context and nuances aren’t included. With the blog, they want to de-mystify scientific concepts and promote science.They’ve tackled Ebola, vaccines, gluten and food labeling for DNA (which is in most food we eat, including “natural” foods). The most recent post is a case study in the media extrapolating from a new study about the body’s immune response to viruses that cause colds and cold temperatures. A great service – thank you.