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Kerfuffle! Scientific Discoveries Cause a Ruckus

Timeline of media kerfuffles - cases of science blown out of proportion or just plain misunderstood.

From cold fusion to arsenic-gobbling bacteria, sometimes the media splashes scientific discoveries that either haven't been hashed out by the experts, end up being plain false, or just don't live up to the hype.

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Karl Tate
Karl has been Purch's infographics specialist across all editorial properties since 2010.  Before joining Purch, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University.