There was a thread like this a while ago, I think it deserves a second chance. This is devoted to hilarious and depressing examples of lazy journalism misrepresnting basic science to the public. Only reputable, established news sources may be entered - otherwise it's not much of a challenge, is it? I'll start off with this entry, a recent article from two AP writers: North Korea to conduct nuclear test (AP) I think this example is pretty illustrative of what this is all about. You see the lazy writers who don't check their research. You see the public being grossly misinformed, seeing yet another basic misconception ("radioactive materials means nuclear-weapons materials"), and probably becoming more fearful and ignorant as a result. "Treating cancer with radiation??! What if it blows up and levels the whole city!?" Shame on the AP writers, and the editors who released this nonsense to the trusting public! :grumpy: Yes, this is also a contest! The best entry will win a special award - five " :rofl: " smilies from me.