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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Tag Archives: science
Sometimes the act of simplifying jargon can be very amusing. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2013 Annual Meeting this week, one of the presenters cited this xkcd comic strip with a down-to-earth illustration of a space shuttle. … Continue reading
When I was at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2013 Annual Meeting this Thursday, I attended a panel presentation on how to talk about science in political contexts. Buried among many nuggets of quotable insights was a … Continue reading
A presentation at the Science Online 2013 conference revolved around how our identities can become politicized as we express them online. One of the facilitators dressed as Batman for the occasion. The Diversity in Science blog carnival is now encouraging us to approach … Continue reading
Blogs tend to evaporate into the stratosphere of outdated software and broken links unless they are maintained and managed. Now, Jennifer Harbster, a staffer at the Library of Congress, wants to keep groundbreaking science blogs alive. The Library of Congress … Continue reading
Modern technology is allowing me to eavesdrop on the Science Online 2013 conference, which I wanted to attend this week. Science Online is a nonprofit which ”facilitates conversations, community, and collaborations at the intersection of Science and the Web.” Its yearly … Continue reading
Climate scientists care about accuracy. In the storm of misinformation which circulated during and after Hurricane Sandy, their conclusions have been oversimplified and swept away. The Associated Press published an article which covers the nuances of the situation very well. … Continue reading
I just returned from the Mass Poetry Festival with many ideas about how poetic skills can enrich science writing. Poetry isn’t very popular in the United States, although the slam movement has opened it to a broader audience. As a former … Continue reading
When teaching people about science online, what tools should you have in your toolbox? Science communication, at its best, cuts past popular intimidation about science and math to reach any audience. This video shows why it’s important to make science … Continue reading
This post is inspired by Lee Worden’s article “Counterculture, Cyberculture, and the Third Culture: Reinventing Civilization, Then and Now”. Worden says the counterculture of the 1970s gave rise to the movements that have since spawned Google, WikiLeaks and Wired Magazine. … Continue reading