Thursday, 2 August 2012

The BBC was better four weeks ago

The BBC "did very well" in Understanding Uncertainty's survey of reporting of the Higgs Boson announcement on 4th July.  Today it carries an online report of the stronger result in this paper, which it says "equates to a one-in-300 million chance that the Higgs does not exist".  No it doesn't.

Update: The BBC has now fixed its story.  But there's almost identical wrong wording in the Telegraph.

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