You have a lot of work to do before you step up to the mic.
Connecting with an audience in a productive way can mean first figuring out what they think, feel and believe before you start sharing your message.
Professor Greta Dreyer, head of the Gynaecological Oncology Unit at the University of Pretoria, being interviewed by SABC TV.
Mariki Uitenweerde, Eyescape Photography
The new White Paper can help scientists understand better why public engagement is crucial.
Women played a role as both readers and authors in the history of science writing.
The early days of science writing were largely confined to men, with women treated to texts labelled "for the ladies". Things have changed, but more needs to be done.
Providing optimism in the face of environmental reality can help people stay aware and hopeful for a positive outcome.
Photo: A. Sergeev
When it comes to environmental activism, optimism is key.
Our decision-making and conduct is influenced by what we read, see or hear.
Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
How does the concept of science in the crosshairs affect opinions?
Researchers found that aggressive messaging and framing current events as a 'war on science' had different effects on how liberals and conservatives felt about scientists' credibility.
We are not doing a good job of communicating climate change. People have diverging interpretations of how climate change fits into their own stories.
We must recognize the complexity of perspectives on climate change if we want to confront it.
The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker).
Jodie Whittaker finally takes over as the first woman to play the Doctor in the long-running TV series. But that's not all that's new as the show make a welcome return to our screens.
Infrared and visible light satellite data is recoloured to produce striking images of Australia.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation
Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.
Rising tides move closer to the dunes in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Sept. 13, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
AP Photo/Gerry Broome
Don't believe the skeptics or the conspiracy theorists: Weather forecasters can't slant hurricane warnings to make political points.
Australian scientists were in the spotlight at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.
The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include astrophysicist and science communicator Alan Duffy and the citizen science app QuestaGame.
Kindling interest might be better than filling people with facts.
The scientific community always wants more cash to fund research. A new study examines whether more concrete knowledge of science or more general interest in it is likelier to loosen the pursestrings.
The Conversation publishes analysis and stories written by academics with a current university affiliation.
If you already write for The Conversation, thank you! But less than 30% of story pitches to our Science and Technology section come from women.
‘Clotted’ by Eli Moore reveals microscopic details of red blood cells in a clot, and was the winning entry in the 2018 UniSA Images of Research competition.
Images taken out of a research context and shared with the public offer a way to connect scientists with the broader world – and vice versa. These photos are stunning examples.
SCI + POP is a new social media project that circulates images to communicate research findings and provides commentary on science and health policy.
There are many reasons why scientists collaborating with artists makes sense, now more than ever.
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.
Vaccines have long been considered safe, but many people still believe they are not. A new study shows that people who think they know more than medical experts are more likely to believe that vaccine are not safe.
Life in the human herd is complex, and we are unavoidably inter-dependent when it comes to our health. Population health science looks at the things that cause ill-health in the first place.
A scene from the short film KCLOC.
What does time really mean? What if you could play with time? And what if we lived in a world without fungi? Some of the questions posed by filmmakers exploring the world of science.
The colour of gold nanoparticles in suspension varies according to the size of the nanoparticles.
Nanotechnology brings together multiple science disciplines to create devices that mimic the refinements of nature. It’s difficult – and exhilarating.