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Science and journalism take a vacation

Science and journalism take a vacation | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

The story certainly sounds plausible. However, as Baltimore journalist H. L. Mencken observed, “There is always a well-known solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong.” Indeed, there are ample reasons for skepticism. The Times“news story” underscores what happens when genuine science and objective journalism take a vacation, on chemicals, medicine, global warming and other topics.

CHEM Trust is financially supportedby and promotes the work of Greenpeace, an organization that co-founder Patrick Moore says has become “anti-science, anti-technology and anti-human.” Greenpeace fabricated claims that Shell Oil’s Brent Spar production platform contained tons of oil, toxic wastes and radioactive materials, to attract donations and ensure that the platform was not sunk as an artificial reef.

The Rainbow Warriors spend tens of millions of dollars opposing pesticide spraying to prevent malaria that kills nearly a million people annually; Golden Rice, the genetically modified grain that contains a Vitamin A precursor that can save millions of developing world children from blindness and death; and fossil fuels that enhance and safeguard lives in countries everywhere. Canada refused to grant charitable status to Greenpeace, due to its repeated falsehoods, politicized activities and lack of “public benefit.”

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Against April Fools’ in ScienceJournalism | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Against April Fools’ in ScienceJournalism | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
My lowest point as a science journalist came before I even knew what a science journalist was. I was a young punk in an eighth-grade science ...
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Science, Meet Journalism. You Two Should Talk.

Science and the media need each other. They just don't know it yet.When I began my term as a public policy scholar at the Wilson Center last year working on the project “Science and the Media,” I ran into a journalist colleague I hadn’t seen in years. When he heard what I was doing, he said in astonishment, “Science? How did you get interested in that?”
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World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

World Congress of Science and Factual Producers | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Voici la liste des producteurs membres de l’AST qui participeront au World Congress, qui se tiendra du 18 au 21 novembre 2014 à Hong Kong : Valérie Abita, Christine Le Goff et Celine Payot Lehmann, ZED Dominique Barneaud et Hind Saih, Bellota Films...
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Can Journalism Be Saved From The Internet? - Science 2.0

Can Journalism Be Saved From The Internet? - Science 2.0 | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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Will radio save science journalism? - Columbia Journalism Review

Will radio save science journalism? - Columbia Journalism Review | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
WNYC will soon have a new health unit
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The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We've Learned About Rosetta's Comet So Far | WIRED

The Weirdest, Coolest Stuff We've Learned About Rosetta's Comet So Far | WIRED | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Rosetta spacecraft has been studying comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko up close since August, collecting data of unprecedented detail and taking pictures of a starkly beautiful comet-scape. While the Philae lander has enjoyed much of the spotlight—partly thanks to its now-famous triple landing—Rosetta has been making plenty of its own discoveries. One of the biggest came last…
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Sex Doesn’t Have to Make (Evolutionary) Sense

Sex Doesn’t Have to Make (Evolutionary) Sense | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The whys and hows of having sex—it’s not all about evolution
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The Best Science Books of 2014

The Best Science Books of 2014 | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Science writers Deborah Blum and Annalee Newitz join Ira to share their favorite science books of 2014.
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PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 - EveryONE

PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 - EveryONE | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
It’s time to review some of the great research content published in PLOS ONE during 2014. Here, we’ve highlighted some of this year’s most popular videos.
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The Best Science Books of 2014

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#The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.

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A digital transformation for Science

A digital transformation for Science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
In transitioning to a new magazine model, the publication's challenges are familiar
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A Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community

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University Libraries to Host Open Access Week Events Oct. 20-24 | Southern Miss Now

University Libraries to Host Open Access Week Events Oct. 20-24 | Southern Miss Now | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
University Libraries will participate in Open Access Week Oct. 20 – 24 in an effort to provide the The University of Southern Mississippi academic and research community the opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of open access.
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Should The New York Times Get Out Of Science? - Science 2.0 (blog)

Should The New York Times Get Out Of Science? - Science 2.0 (blog) | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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It may seem like blasphemy to scientists and journalists to have anyone argue that perhaps mainstream media should do less science coverage, but the world is changing fast.
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3 tips for understanding science journalism

3 tips for understanding science journalism | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Is Alcoholics Anonymous the most effective way to treat addiction? Some science and health journalists said yes this week. Others journalists said no. This puts readers in an awkward position: How do you make sense of it when...
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NeuroLogica Blog » Science Journalism and Homeopathy for Depression

NeuroLogica Blog » Science Journalism and Homeopathy for Depression | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
I was recently pointed to an excellent article by an Irish journalist, Jonathan McCrea, about homeopathy. He discussed the topic on his radio show, and was...
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NY Times article sparks call for greater ethical awareness in science journalism - Genetic Literacy Project

NY Times article sparks call for greater ethical awareness in science journalism | John Horgan | March 18, 2015 | Scientific American
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Developing nations should avoid 'slow science'

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Scientists in developing countries should increase the quality of their research by publishing more good papers, not fewer, says Rafael Loyola.
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Complexity Theory: A short film (5')

A short film about complexity theory and the shift in paradigm from the Newtonian clockwork universe to complex systems. Enjoy : ) From http://www.fotonlabs.com

Via Philippe Vallat, Complexity Digest
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Nicely done

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Visualizes complex systems and networks in a powerful way, brings clarity and a much deeper understanding to very abstract concepts

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Learning and the education system(s) are incredibly complex. 

 

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2014 Science Year in Review

2014 Science Year in Review | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
From the Ebola outbreak to the Rosetta mission to a comet, a look at the biggest science stories of the year.
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Breathtaking Science's Breakthrough Of The Year 2014 | 9GAG.tv

Breathtaking Science's Breakthrough Of The Year 2014 | 9GAG.tv | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Rosetta mission truly deserves the crown.
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How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

How Networks Are Revolutionizing Scientific (and Maybe Human) Thought | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Science and common sense are alike grounded in human experience. Yet these ways of thinking about things are often in conflict. Sometimes the simplicity of most ...
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The Rights Stuff: Copyright, Scientific Debate, and Reuse - EveryONE

The Rights Stuff: Copyright, Scientific Debate, and Reuse - EveryONE | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
We’ve all monkeyed around trying to sort out the ownership of published content. In the scientific community, copyright and its (mis)application in publish
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Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better

Microsoft “loves Linux” as it makes Azure bigger, better | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
11 million servers, new giant VMs, and more third-party app support.
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Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information

Meeting considers how open access could address inequalities - Research Information | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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