Know how to verify legitimate scientific claims, and debunk junk science.
The Problem of Bad Science:
"'Bad Science' Is Everywhere. What Can We Do to Stop Its Spread?"
"When research evidence is misleading" (2013)
"Trust: The Need for Public Understanding of How Science Works."
Addressing the Problem:
The Center for Open Science - Providing an infrastructure for detailed reporting scientific experiments and and the promotion of reproducible discoveries.
Unpaywall - Browser plugin that allows legal and free access to full texts of peer reviewed journal articles. Best when paired with the Open Access Button - Free, legal research articles and data delivered instantly or automatically requested from authors.
Little Maxima - Virtual Reality News Reader
Evaluating sources using the ABC test - Authority, Bias, and Currency. (video)
More on the Scientific Method. From Dziak, M. (2014). Scientific method. Salem Press Encyclopedia Of Science.