Question of the day

Our last question asked: How did a journalist trick news outlets into thinking chocolate makes you thin? (And why?) By creating a study designed to generate false positives, biologist and science journalist John Bohannon was able to dupe several news outlets into reporting on the study without asking too many questions about its sample size. Bohannon and his team wanted "to demonstrate just how easy it is to turn bad science into the big headlines behind diet fads" by doing it "gonzo style: Reveal the corruption of the diet research-media complex by taking part."

Congratulations to former CNN medical correspondent Andrew Holtz for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to Marilyn Parel, Ron Casalotti (who notes “Every day is April Fool’s in nutrition”), Ken Walker, and Lois Lane (who offered an answer entirely in rhymes: "Journalists and research journals duped to prove we be rubes when science not proved") for all getting that right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: What, exactly, did India recently detain, citing fears of espionage?

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