Scientists have never been more needed to challenge division, misinformation and harassment online.
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there's reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
While wind energy is often perceived as controversial, that may be due to the tyranny and power of unrepresentative anecdotes.
Four scientists talk through the ways they now build outreach into their work as a way to spread their research's impact – something that wasn't the norm for past generations of academics.
A few tips and tricks on how to make the best use of your one minute chance to get your message across.
One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
Scientists who engage with the public may have goals about influencing policy or behavior. But they also need to think about the short-term objectives that will help get them there.
Funding for research in Australia could soon depend on how much researchers engage with others who could benefit from and help out with the work.
The impact of plant disease may be reduced if people are made aware of the many pathways for plant-killing microbes -- and why preventing their spread matters to us all.
Is there an art - or a science - to figuring out what stories will soar from the lab to the front page?
Speak up about your research and its implications if you want to influence policy.
But are UK universities running the risk of institutionalising public engagement?
The scientific community enjoys one of the highest levels of trust among American institutions. But engaging in the political arena during a contentious election season comes with dangers.
TCUS launched on October 21, 2014 with six editors. Today we are 12 editors and growing.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
Science communication has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 60 years. It plays a crucial role in democratising science and making it less mysterious.
The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
The public loses when their only choices are inaccessible, impenetrable journal articles or overhyped click-bait about science. Scientists themselves need to step up and help bridge the divide.
Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?