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Is the pandemic changing science?
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News of scientific developments now reaches a much wider audience in this pandemic. But not all science news is created equal, and the difference between a meaningful study and a meaningless one is typically distinguished only through terms many Americans aren’t familiar with. (What exactly is a “double-blind” study, and why does that matter?)

On this episode of the podcast Social Distance, James Hamblin explains to Katherine Wells how a scientific study works and how to read scientific news. Hamblin also explains how this kind of public interest in early science is changing the discipline itself.

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