Prompted by another thread, I ask you all to post your best/ worst examples of journalists getting science wrong. I remember a few years ago, reading a newspaper article, a business section puff of fuel cells, and they said fuel cells worked like batteries. No they f***** dont. In a battery, you have some chemicals, and get electricity out. In a fuel cell, you put chemicals in, in a continous throughput (mostly) and get reactants and electricity out. The key is that the battery keeps the reactants inside it, the fuel cell uses external ones. So a fuel cell is closer to an engine really. I remmeber about 4 1/2 years ago someone else in the same newspaper hashed up a report on fuel cells in an even worse manner, so I wrote to him complaining and saying how he was wrong. He wrote back asking who I was and why I knew it and stuff, but i'd just done my 4th year degree project on fuel cells, so I knew a fair bit. He never wrote back again, probably not interested in some newly graduated person.