Do not be put off by the title, there is no pre-required education or reading for this blog or it's video content. The title will become clear as you watch.....
I was recently guided to the video below by a colleague of mine. I must confess I hadn't realised just quite how good it would be.
As well as considering the myth that fats are bad for people, the presenter; Tom Naughton, discusses bad science, good science and the scientific process as a whole. Of course, outlining how the mass media interpretation of scientific journal articles is far from scientific, or even logical, or acceptable.
Fundamentally this video de-bunks some myths, but more will help outline how you can be more selective in what you believe, and you can critically evaluate the things you hear on the news, read in the paper, or even hear presented at conferences.
It's around 43mins in length, and I promise will add more to your day than most other things you can think of.
I've also started linking to Tom Naughton's blog on the right hand side, and there's always some interesting and comical words of wisdom so please take a look at that as well.