science embargoes & early releases – an update on the ‘new hominin’ story

I wrote a few days ago about the over-hyped media stories around the then-upcoming release of a new Science paper about a possible new hominin species. At the time is seemed really strange & definitely a spoiler rather than a teaser – by the time the actual paper came out, there’d already be a set of public perceptions around the story that the actual science would be unlikely to change. Anyway, here – courtesy of Grant – is an excellent take on the various goings-on & what seems to be a less-than-optimal response by Science to whoever broke the original press embargo. Fascinating insight into the world of journalism.

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