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The Militarization of American Life

It isn’t just them, however: militarism is a disease that spreads without effort, once it’s implanted in the body politic. It quite naturally infects the sciences, what with the diversion of scientific and technical talent that might have gone into productive civilian projects, and I’m not just talking about the hard sciences. Witness the co-opting of the "soft" science of anthropology by the same people who brought us the war in Afghanistan and the "COIN" strategy that was supposed to give us victory. These folks have created the so-called Human Terrain System, which seeks to utilize anthropology as a weapon in counterinsurgency warfare. Billions are being poured into "scientific research" on how best to subdue recalcitrant natives out in the colonies: when you’re talking about the military-industrial complex, it isn’t just Lockheed-Martin and Boeing.

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Bad Science And Bad Journalism Are A Bad Combination

Bad Science And Bad Journalism Are A Bad Combination | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
By Alan Caruba ~ On Wednesday, March 6, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee sent out a notice that its hearing on global warming was cancelled due to the chilly weather and a snowstor...
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The Top 10 Challenges for Brain Science in 2013

The Top 10 Challenges for Brain Science in 2013 | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
2012 was a big year for brain science, and 2013 promises to be even bigger.

Via Jocelyn Stoller, Greg Downey
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Crew 126 - Team Peru - Mars Desert Research Station

Crew 126 - Team Peru - Mars Desert Research Station | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
MDRS is one of two Habs maintained by The Mars Society. Its goals are to serve as a Mars analog environment for field operations, science, and research in preparation for human missions to Mars.
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Academic assholes and the circle of niceness

Academic assholes and the circle of niceness | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Two of my favourite people in the academic world are my friends Rachael Pitt (aka @thefellowette) and Nigel Palmer. Whenever we have a catch up, which is sadly rare, we have a fine old time talking...
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White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research - Creative Commons

White House issues directive supporting public access to publicly funded research - Creative Commons | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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The Crisis in Squishy Science: Trouble for Scientists and for Journalists

The squishy sciences are great at generating findings that are exciting and counter-intuitive. Journalists love those results.
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Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism - Smithsonian (blog)

Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism - Smithsonian (blog) | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Smithsonian (blog) Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism Smithsonian (blog) “When people encounter an unfamiliar issue like nanotechnology, they often rely on an existing value such as religiosity or deference to science to form a judgment,”...
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What Is Skepticism, Anyway?

What Is Skepticism, Anyway? | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
I am often asked what I mean by skepticism, and if I'm skeptical of everything or if I actually believe anything. There is also a popular notion that skeptics are closed-minded.
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Don't read the comments! Online communities shape risk perception - Ars Technica

Don't read the comments! Online communities shape risk perception - Ars Technica | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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Don't read the comments! Online communities shape risk perception
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Social scientists are online, attempting to understand the nature of science journalism in today's digital, hyper-connected world.
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Optimism about Science Journalism in the Developing World

Optimism about Science Journalism in the Developing World | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it

Journalists and editors in Asia and Africa see an exciting future while their colleagues in Europe, Canada, and the USA, and to a lesser extent in Latin America, believe that science journalism is under threat.

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Six Complex Scientific Concepts Explained in Preschool-Level English

Six Complex Scientific Concepts Explained in Preschool-Level English | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Armed with a novel text editor and a new blog, scientists explain everything from quantum mechanics to climate change in language that a six year-old can understand.
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Science Heroes: Why Science Needs A Celebrity Spokesperson | Sci-Ed

Science Heroes: Why Science Needs A Celebrity Spokesperson | Sci-Ed | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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A Victory for Open Access Research | Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT

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A Science Media Centre for ERA? / Why science journalists must be vigilant

From the Spring 2013 issue of EUSJA news A Science Media Centre for ERA? The UK Science Media Centre (SMC) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary and is widely acclaimed...
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There's No Such Thing As the Liberal War on Science

There's No Such Thing As the Liberal War on Science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Michael Shermer argues that when it comes to not believing in science, Dems and Republicans are created equal. Here's why he's wrong.
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Open access publishing takes a step forward - University World News

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» The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment Journal of Digital Humanities

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» The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination of Research: Results of an Experiment Journal of Digital Humanities on Internet como recurso Docente curated by Jose Luis Cabello (Interesting @idocente The Impact of Social Media on the Dissemination...
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MOOCs – The Opium of the Masses - Online Universities.com

MOOCs – The Opium of the Masses - Online Universities.com | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
“MOOCs are the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. They are the opium of the people.
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Political Science at the Guardian: introducing our new bloggers


Political Science at the Guardian: introducing our new bloggers
I recently joined Sussex's Science Policy Research Unit as a research fellow and head of public engagement.

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Where are all the science bloggers in the Arab world? : Nature Jobs ...

Where are all the science bloggers in the Arab world? : Nature Jobs ... | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Arab world needs science bloggers to counter spin in the mainstream media, says Rayna Stamboliyska, so why are they so hard to find?
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Coursera Stanford Writing in the Sciences

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.

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Science should be on the journalism curriculum - The Guardian (blog)

Science should be on the journalism curriculum - The Guardian (blog) | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog) Science should be on the journalism curriculum The Guardian (blog) "What I want to know," said the voice on the other end of the phone, "is how many more students would have passed this year if the grade boundaries hadn't been...
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Global Science Journalism Report

We report on a survey of the working conditions, practice and ethos of science journalists across the globe. This is a project in partnership with SciDev.Net, the LSE and Museu da Vida - Casa de Oswal...
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