Parents and moralists can relax. Violent video and computer games do not make children aggressive, as demonstrated by three studies.
Many media outlets reported at the end of July about a major fire on a ship with 500 electric cars on board. They speculated and in some cases claimed that the electric cars were the cause of the fire. Now, as the ship is inspected, it turns out that the electric cars were unharmed.
It is taken from a survey where the question many refer to had a response rate of 4 percent.
"We are entering a sixth mass extinction," says Paul Ehrlich in an interview with Warp News. He is not alone in believing this. But our investigation shows that is wrong. However, there is no shortage of problems with species extinction. But, by and large, we have now learned to manage them.
Don't we care about animals going extinct? Doesn't this investigation risk causing people to stop caring about animal extinction? Warp News' editor-in-chief responds to why we are investigating the sixth mass extinction.
Too bad to be true? The Warp News columnist gives three examples: A white van, dead construction workers in Qatar, and extremely extreme weather.
There is some really good news in last year's report from the UN climate panel IPCC: The horror scenario is no longer considered credible. We can forget the worst forecasts. But this bombshell of joy has been passed over with silence, not only in the media but also largely in the scientific world.
The summer news drought always means a high season for weather news. We will hear that the weather has become increasingly more extreme. Few will ask the follow-up question: is it true? It's a shame, because the answer is essentially no.
One reason for the large predominance of negative news is that journalists often only investigate from one perspective: Too good to be true. Therefore, Warp News is launching a series of articles from the other perspective: Too bad to be true.