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Ideas, examples, and advice on telling the stories of why and how we do research, as well as sharing what we find.
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In praise of the big old mess | The Loom | Discover Magazine

In praise of the big old mess | The Loom | Discover Magazine | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Meta | In June, a writer named Jonah Lehrer got busted for recycling material on a blog at the New Yorker.
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Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

Why Are Environmentalists Taking Anti-Science Positions? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 | Science Communication | Scoop.it
On issues ranging from genetically modified crops to nuclear power, environmentalists are increasingly refusing to listen to scientific arguments that challenge standard green positions.
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Science is only human – my talk on bad behaviour | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

Science is only human – my talk on bad behaviour | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Journalism | Over the last year, I’ve written several pieces about problems in psychology – namely, an overwhelming skew towards positive results, a lack of replications...
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Reading List for Courses in Science and Environmental Communication | Climate Shift

Reading List for Courses in Science and Environmental Communication | Climate Shift | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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Where Do Sentences Come From?

Where Do Sentences Come From? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
How to find good writing in that dark, cavernous place called the mind.
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BishopBlog: Communicating science in the age of the internet

BishopBlog: Communicating science in the age of the internet | Science Communication | Scoop.it

"...We live in exciting times, where it has become remarkably easy to harness the power of the internet to disseminate research. The challenge is to do so in a way that is effective while preserving academic rigour."

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Watch "Derek Muller: The key to effective educational science videos" Video at TED2013 | Talent Search

Watch "Derek Muller: The key to effective educational science videos" Video at TED2013 | Talent Search | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Derek Muller is the Creative Director of Veritasium, a science video blog with 90 films based off of interviews with Australians about issues such as global warming, seasons and the scale of the universe.
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Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires?

Did climate change ’cause’ the Colorado wildfires? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
The question of whether climate change "causes" certain events drives David Roberts a little nuts, but he tries to tackle it once and for all.
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Who’s got footage? Announcing a Summer Field Work Video Project… | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network

Who’s got footage?  Announcing a Summer Field Work Video Project… | PsiVid, Scientific American Blog Network | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Calling all field biologists!

This post marks the start of the summer season, and to celebrate the many of you that are toiling away in ...
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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 | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Scicurious recently identified exactly where the whole “all scientists need to get off their butts and do outreach” meme sticks in my craw: not only are ...
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Don’t Be Arrogant, Do Tell a Story: An Interview with Congressman Robert Walker about How Scientists Should Interact with Congress | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Don’t Be Arrogant, Do Tell a Story: An Interview with Congressman Robert Walker about How Scientists Should Interact with Congress | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Congressman Robert Walker represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1977 to 1997. He’s has taken an interest in helping ...
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What are the main motivations as to why people devote so much time and energy to answer questions on Quora?

What are the main motivations as to why people devote so much time and energy to answer questions on Quora? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Bradley Voytek's answer: Because Quora makes me a better scientist.

Quora helps me sharpen my scientific thinking; the questions that people ask help me identify aspects of my research that I don't really understand.
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Double X Science: Don’t worry so much about being the right type of science role model

Double X Science: Don’t worry so much about being the right type of science role model | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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Fraud, failure, and FUBAR in science

Fraud, failure, and FUBAR in science | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Here's an issue we don't talk about enough. Every year, peer-reviewed research journals publish hundreds of thousands of scientific papers. But every year, several hundred of those are retracted — essentially, unpublished.
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We can do much better than rely on the self-fulfilling impact factor: Academics must harness ideas of engagement to illustrate their impact | Impact of Social Sciences

We can do much better than rely on the self-fulfilling impact factor: Academics must harness ideas of engagement to illustrate their impact | Impact of Social Sciences | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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What is Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is what makes us better at something. Most people think practice is play. By not engaging in deliberate practice they don't get better.
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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures | The Scientist

Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures | The Scientist | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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Doubt Is Good for Science, But Bad for PR

Doubt Is Good for Science, But Bad for PR | Science Communication | Scoop.it
The world appears suddenly engulfed in an epidemic of uncertainty. Uncertainty plagues banks and the economy, the Middle East, elections in ...
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The illusion of predictability: How regression statistics mislead experts

The illusion of predictability: How regression statistics mislead experts | Science Communication | Scoop.it

Whereas it can be argued that the way in which information is presented should not affect rational interpretation and analysis, there is abundant psychological evidence demonstrating that such presentation effects do occur.

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How do you tell when the news is biased? It depends on how you see yourself

How do you tell when the news is biased? It depends on how you see yourself | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Does the quest for balance in news stories open journalists up to claims of bias? It's all about the framing.
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Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest

Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest | Science Communication | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new brain-imaging study is shedding light on what it means to 'get lost' in a good book — suggesting that readers create vivid mental simulations of the sounds, sights, tastes and movements described in a textual narrative while...
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Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs

Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Last week, Gallup announced the results of their latest survey on Americans and evolution. The numbers were a stark blow to high-school science teachers everywhere: forty-six per cent of adults said they believed that “God created humans in their...
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Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing?

Knight Science Journalism Tracker » Blog Archive » Will Scientists Ever Get Science Writing? | Science Communication | Scoop.it
Peer review within science journalism...
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Guest Post: Make Me Feel Something, Please : The Last Word On Nothing

Guest Post: Make Me Feel Something, Please : The Last Word On Nothing | Science Communication | Scoop.it
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