Wind turbines are becoming as American as haybales.
While wind energy is often perceived as controversial, that may be due to the tyranny and power of unrepresentative anecdotes.
One of the authors speaking at the 2017 March for Science.
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.
Your minute is nearly up.
A few tips and tricks on how to make the best use of your one minute chance to get your message across.
Protesters carry signs during a march for science Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Denver.
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One of the best ways to shape public policy is for experts to submit detailed, technical information through the public comment process.
Is it his physics, his hair or something else? Brian Cox pulls record audiences around the world.
Packed venues, rock star status. What makes some scientists so damned marketable?
Planning a communication strategy isn’t unethical.
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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.
Dr Ian Moffat explaining ground penetrating radar to community members during a survey of the Innamincka Cemetery.
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.
Author Joey Hulbert explaining sampling protocol.
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.
With the right skills, scientists can draw journalists like bees to honey.
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?
Scientists have a lot to contribute – and a lot to lose.
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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.
The Conversation US team in Boston.
TCUS launched on October 21, 2014 with six editors. Today we are 12 editors and growing.
Getting up close and personal with science has huge benefits – for the scientist, too.
There is mounting evidence to show scientists and researchers why public engagement is worth their while.
Science communication puts research under the microscope.
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.
How many of these do you find in history books?
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The medieval period wasn't always dark and full of terrors
Scientists themselves may be the key to finding the right balance.
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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.
What’s the point of academics producing amazing research if they don’t share it widely with the general public?
Very few academics do a great deal to share their often important and relevant research with the general public. What's holding them back?
Too many academic careers are shaped around writing journal articles nobody reads and planning twice-weekly lectures to a diminishing class of students.
Prime Minister Turnbull has signalled a desire to move away from a 'publish or perish' academic culture toward one that prioritises public impact and engagement. It's a challenge scholars should embrace.
Should professors engage with the lay public?
Two scholars discuss the joys of writing for a lay audience. So why aren’t more academics writing for the public?