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The media prefers positive stories to the traditional doom and gloom of climate coverage.
Um, you figured out what by doing which?
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Nobel Prize-winning science is almost by definition arcane and complex. While these esoteric fields have their moment in the spotlight, does it matter if the rest of us understand?
How much of the research in these journals could be reproduced?
Tobias von der Haar
It's a problem when much of what winds up in scientific journals isn't replicable, for various reasons. The research community is taking baby steps toward addressing the "reproducibility crisis."
Listen up! Your research too could be in the eye of the storm.
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What's behind a plant scientist's research getting reported in over 4,000 media outlets? Here's her post-game analysis.
“This theory complex but important and – hey look, it’s Kim Kardashian!”
Making science 'sexy' leads us to keep looking in the wrong place for the things science could do for us.
Both science and journalism can do better at acknowledging and correcting errors.
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Science has a reputation for vigorous hypothesis-testing in the search for truth. But when errors make it into scientific journals, the hallowed self-correction process seldom lives up to the ideal.
Not all science demonstrations will appeal to all people.
Most science communication appeals to those who already love science. It's harder, but important, to reach out to the disengaged too.
Australia has a wealth of great science communicators, such as Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. But we need even more.
There is a wealth of science communication going on, but it's still not enough.
Standing up for science.
Sense About Science
The 3rd annual John Maddox Prize has been awarded to Emily Willingham, a science writer in the US, and David Robert Grimes, a physicist at the University of Oxford, in recognition of their work in the…
Miracle diet suggestions from the Daily Express.
Another story about how some food holds the cure for cancer is making headlines in the Daily Express. This time the saviour is the humble carrot. But it isn’t its first time in the limelight. In March…
Science is not always a safe space for women.
Martin Luther King said, “On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’ And Vanity comes along and asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’ But…