The Voynich Manuscript has researchers, the media, and the public hooked. But pseudo-explanations for the book's 'code' reveals a serious problem with society's relationship with science.
Strengthening the language on climate change can help, but journalists should cover its inspiring solutions, too.
Even in this fantasy world, geological processes like tectonic plate movement, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions would have built the mountains, carved the rivers, and created vast oceans.
What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.
In Australia, the next government will need to meet the challenge of refreshing the social licence between science, government and the many and diverse communities that make up our nation.
Using an artistic eye when creating pictures of scientific phenomena and new technologies can elevate the resulting images in terms of both their beauty and how informative they are.
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.
The new White Paper can help scientists understand better why public engagement is crucial.
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.
When it comes to environmental activism, optimism is key.
Science is a part of everyday life. Science journalists can do more to connect science to the public.
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 must recognize the complexity of perspectives on climate change if we want to confront it.
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.
The Open Air project features satellite data interpreted and coloured to produce beautiful, surreal images of Australian landforms.
Scientific ideas can get lost in forests of words that lack structure and overuse complex language. Just like Sleeping Beauty, they need rescuing.
Don't believe the skeptics or the conspiracy theorists: Weather forecasters can't slant hurricane warnings to make political points.
The 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prize winners include astrophysicist and science communicator Alan Duffy and the citizen science app QuestaGame.
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.
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.