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You might have seen this story circulating on social media…but we’re here to let you know that children are NOT growing horns because they use cellphones. This is a great opportunity to learn from what can happen when both peer review and science journalism go wrong!

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-21625-1
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190610-how-modern-life-is-transforming-the-human-skeleton
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/06/20/horns-are-growing-young-peoples-skulls-phone-use-is-blame-research-suggests/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/human-body/younger-generations-are-growing-horns-in-the-back-of-their-head/news-story/246c5dfb45d39c8200c9052b4a841c6e
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/06/20/no-your-kids-evil-cell-phone-wont-give-them-horns/#540873962bc1
https://medium.com/@johnhawks/are-millennials-really-growing-horns-from-using-their-phones-2b7bd6162938
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/debunked-the-absurd-story-about-smartphones-causing-kids-to-sprout-horns/?amp=1
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cell-phones-are-probably-not-making-us-grow-horns-180972474/
https://time.com/5611036/teenagers-skull-horns/
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/21/health/young-people-horn-skulls-trnd/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/20/health/horns-cellphones-bones.html
https://twitter.com/whereisdaz/status/1141883412417937409
https://twitter.com/MoNscience/status/1141758379406307328
https://www.vox.com/2014/4/22/5636960/a-rough-guide-to-spotting-bad-science
http://theconversation.com/how-to-quickly-spot-dodgy-science-65160
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-fifth-vital-sign/201812/how-tell-the-difference-between-good-and-bad-science
https://www.nature.com/content/scirep-facts/index.html#rigour
https://twitter.com/monscience/status/1143561213458169858?s=21

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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/boys-using-digital-table-and-sitting-on-a-sofa-gm968062546-263999260
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/angel-and-devil-gm458905843-31583558
https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/garbage-black-bag-with-food-waste-plastic-trash-and-rubbish-vector-cartoon-flat-gm1048185204-280370267
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/hispanic-male-wearing-lab-coat-gesturing-and-making-a-face-gm182454814-11938987
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