Previously, NASA suspected that the condition was caused by the lack of gravity in space.
Which implies that they no longer think it's caused by lack of gravity. Apparently it's a subtle difference, but they seem to think it's due to microgravity in space and how it behaves, rather than the lack of gravity.
What do Slashdot readers think is causing what this article describes as "our epidemic of misinformation"?
Gullible Idiots and confirmation bias.
I'd say money. I mean, really, news outlets are almost all for-profit, and the ones that aren't still need money to operate. How do they get money? By selling ads. They get more money per ad if they can show that it is viewed by more people, so they run articles with racy headlines (clickbait). It doesn't really matter after that if the article is well researched or not, but it's cheaper to run it without reasonable edits and fact checking so that happens a lot more than we'd like to admit.
The people in our nation are almost 100% focused on making money and it's actually really hard to claim that our media outlets are a problem in this regard because it's true of nearly EVERYONE in the nation, in every field. Yes, including many 'non-profits' and churches.
So, when it comes down to it, you get what you pay for and because these news outlets are essentially free to you, the reader, then you need to realize you're not their customer -- the advertisers are. It's been said many many times on Slashdot before and it is still true -- you are actually their product.
A "test" email was accidentally sent to everyone who works at the UK health service...
Actually three strikes is probably too many.
In fact, we probably want to catch them before they can get a strike to minimize damage, so we should really jail them for even thinking it.
One thing people in the US tend to forget is that the USA was one of the few countries that didn't have to rebuild from scratch after WWII.
Neither were India nor China... So i guess I'm missing your point. In fact, I would argue that MOST countries didn't have to rebuild after WWII. It only really affected Europe and northern Africa, and several island nations in the pacific.
Always look over your shoulder because everyone is watching and plotting against you.