Though there are no comparable studies for
And in the print media, science reporting is usually in the form of description of latest mobile phones, solutions to JEE papers, or small snippets on ‘never to be found again’ studies linking household spices to lower risk of some cancer or the other. Again, this is to be expected from
Lack of appropriate coverage of science and technology in the news not only makes the already superstitious general public more agnostic of science and rationality, but also lets go without public scrutiny, government decision making in this field. For example, there has been very almost no public debate around the utility of a $95 million moon mission. There is little public debate around how public institutions such as DRDO have failed to nurture a scientific ecosystem as the US DARPA has done, or why esteemed government colleges such as IIT remain in the C list of research institutions in the world.
Science reporting got a short term boost in