People lose faith in science when it takes a political side.
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Science communication succeeds when it takes community knowledge seriously, works with other belief systems, and expects researchers to contribute to society.
"It is worse, much worse, than you think."
Genetics is influencing more and more of our decisions, but we can't make the right choices if we don't understand it.
Will Bill Nye’s new show find a wider audience than Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ did?
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Popular programming that focuses on science tends to not actually be all that popular. Bringing in new audiences who aren't already up to speed on science topics is a challenge.
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In a world of blogs, twitter and open data, scientists need to think again about how they'd communicate a discovery of alien life.
There's a good reason you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves, even if you don't understand the science.
But who will come out to talk with the public?
Universities may be facing a crisis of relevance but a growing number of academics are tackling this issue head on.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is just one scientist celeb who already unofficially does the job of a science laureate.
A bill before congress would create a science laureate position akin to the poet laureate for poetry. But some science stars are already essentially doing the job now.
Science is under attack but we must defend it if we want to improve politics in Australia.
Our nation’s future depends on the quality of its thinking and its leaders. As such, science must be at the core of our national discourse.
Average Americans don’t view science issues the same way scientists do.
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A new set of surveys of scientists and the public finds the two groups have widely different views about scientific issues. Conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association…
Harking back to the diet of the caveman.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s…
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…