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Thinking about audience, context, and purpose
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The Energy of Earthquakes

The Energy of Earthquakes | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

We've written about earthquakes a ton in the past month or two, as well as before that.


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Seismic Moment: The True Cost of Earthquakes

Seismic Moment: The True Cost of Earthquakes | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

Earthquakes take a tremendous toll, not just in terms of millions of dollars lost within communities, but on human lives lost as well.


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Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing?

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Peer review within science journalism (RT @Dirk57: RT @deborahblum: On @KSJTracker: Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing?

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The Sound of a Sentence

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Language can be an adventure if we remember that words can make a kind of melody.
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Which came first, rewarding outreach or doing it? On chickens, eggs, and overworked scientists | Context and Variation, Scientific American Blog Network

Which came first, rewarding outreach or doing it? On chickens, eggs, and overworked scientists | Context and Variation, Scientific American Blog Network | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

Read Kate Clancy's blog post on science and engagement, including that UIUC might consider blogging as a tenure process communication  venue.

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To Think, To Write, To Publish :: Applications

The Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes is now accepting applications for the 2012 To Think, To Write, To Publish Program. Application deadline is June 15, 2012.
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New Open Access Journal Lets Scientists Publish 'til They Perish - ScienceInsider

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From Science Mag: PeerJ is here:

http://peerj.com/

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Scooped by a blog - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences

Scooped by a blog - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

Scooped by a blog :...or a story of staking out territory on the web.

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Amazon.com: Dazzle 'Em With Style, Second Edition: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation (9780123694522): Robert RH Anholt, Robert R. H. Anholt: Books

Amazon.com: Dazzle 'Em With Style, Second Edition: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation (9780123694522): Robert RH Anholt, Robert R. H. Anholt: Books | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

Excellent book for scientists and others who communicate orally, with or without posters. Or PP slides.

 

Amazon.com: Dazzle 'Em With Style, Second Edition: The Art of Oral Scientific Presentation (9780123694522): Robert RH Anholt, Robert R. H.

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About Research Explainer (Dennis Meredith's excellent blog)

Research Explainer aims to offer a useful guide to the latest technologies and techniques for explaining not only science, engineering and medical research, but also anything that needs explaining....
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Trend and variation: The Man and the Dog (1.05 minutes)

Animated short on statistics from Norwegian infotainment program Siffer. Produced by TeddyTV for NRK.
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The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group

The polarizing impact of science literacy and numeracy on perceived climate change risks : Nature Climate Change : Nature Publishing Group | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
Public apathy over climate change is often attributed to a deficit in comprehension and to limits on technical reasoning.
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Don't Be Such a Scientist by scientist Randy Olson

Excellent (biting, too) book exhorting and teaching scientists to do better.

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Energy used in an hour

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10 commonly misunderstood words [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

10 commonly misunderstood words [infographic] - Holy Kaw! | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

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On Outreach: something’s got to give a post in Neurotic Physiology

On Outreach: something’s got to give a post in Neurotic Physiology | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

Thoughtful post on why scientists feel overwhelmed by adding communication to their very full plates.

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Quick thoughts on the what and why of science outreach by R. Cedar

Quick thoughts on the what and why of science outreach by R. Cedar | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
Scicurious and Kate Clancy recently shared some interesting thoughts about science outreach. Sci was pointing out that scientists have a lot on their plates, and being held accountable for not...
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Speak Up, Scientists! - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Speak Up, Scientists! - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
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White House Petition Urging Open Access Reaches 25,000 Signers - ScienceInsider

White House Petition Urging Open Access Reaches 25,000 Signers - ScienceInsider | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
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Untangling knots, slipknots in species separated by a billion years of evolution

Untangling knots, slipknots in species separated by a billion years of evolution | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
A new study examines structures of proteins that not only twist and turn themselves into knots, but also form slipknots that, if anybody could actually see them, might look like shoelaces for cells.
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Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job | Science Sushi, Scientific American Blog Network

Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job | Science Sushi, Scientific American Blog Network | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
Scientists. We're an enigmatic group of people. On the one hand, we are trailblazers. We're the innovators and inventors whose job it is, quite literally, to ...
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Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work

Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it

TOC here, for your preview of this excellent book by Dennis Meredith.

 

Welcome to the Web site of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work.

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Can Better Communication of Climate Science Cut Climate Risks?

Can Better Communication of Climate Science Cut Climate Risks? | Communicating Science Clearly | Scoop.it
A Nobelist in physics seeks effective communication of the basics of greenhouse warming in a variable climate.
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Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire -- Join Dr. Richard Alley (who is NOT Johnny Cash, but is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU)), as...
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RichardSomervilleMedicalMetaphors.pdf

Excellent use of medical metaphors to describe climate science and policy needs.

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