Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
VoYS members have produced their own publications to encourage other early career researchers to get involved in public debates, sending the message that it is important for scientists to stand up for science and that you don’t have to wait until the end of your career to do so.
The guides include interviews with journalists, practical tips for standing up for science and accounts of VoYS members' experiences in hunting down the evidence.
Top tip 1: Ask for Evidence. If you’re being sold a product or asked to believe a claim then you deserve to know whether it’s based on evidence – or imagination.
Top tip 2: Detox. It’s a marketing myth – our body does it without pricey potions and detox diets.
Top tip 3: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.
Top tip 4: Cleansing. You shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair.
Top tip 5: If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.