The Winton programme for the public understanding of risk led by David Speigelhalter, based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge maintains this site on risk and probability. It includes a number of animations of risk scenarios, and discussions of key terms.
Red Meat scares
In Spring 2012 a report sparked many stories in the press about the increased mortality risk associated with eating red meat. The press generally exaggerated the apparent risks as journalists typically failed to appreciate either the concept of relative risk or the distinction between mortality (risk of = 100%) and rates of mortality for defined groups of the population over time or the population as a whole at a point in time. It provides good teaching material for students.