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How political science conquered Washington

How political science conquered Washington | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Perhaps the single best thing that's happened to political journalism in the time I've been doing it is the rise of political science.
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Science Journalism: Between Two Worlds

Science Journalism: Between Two Worlds | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
What does it take to be a good science journalist? Our editor Rebecca Tan shares her opinion.
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Regulating Uncertainty: The European Food Safety Authority and GMOs | Synthetic Biology Community

Regulating Uncertainty: The European Food Safety Authority and GMOs | Synthetic Biology Community | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
By Charles Ebikeme In September of 2012, a paper published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, garnered widespread media attention. The paper documented how
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Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine - CSI

Selling Pseudoscience: A Rent in the Fabric of American Medicine - CSI | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
A study of federal funding advancing naturopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, and energy healing as acceptable medical protocols finds troubling misuse of taxpayer dollars.
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Sensationalism of Science: Is Japan’s Fuji in a “Critical State” for an Eruption? | Science Blogs | WIRED

Sensationalism of Science: Is Japan’s Fuji in a “Critical State” for an Eruption? | Science Blogs | WIRED | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Mt. Fuji might be gearing up for an eruption, but can we really trace it back to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake?
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Data journalism could use a jolt of data science, too

Data journalism could use a jolt of data science, too | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The Nieman Journalism Lab published a thoughtful critique of data journalism on Wednesday, but there are additional things the emerging space could do live up to its hype, including getting more creative about where writers source their data.
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Brazil and Other Big Players Lead in South American Science

Brazil and Other Big Players Lead in South American Science | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Despite myriad problems in many countries, pockets of excellence thrive in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina
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Science Blogging Versus Science Journalism

I have spent the last few days at a School of Science Journalism in the pleasant town of Erice, in western Sicily. The school, held at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, brought together science communicators, freelance writers, magazine editors and press office consultants to listen to a small set of lectures, which this year (the fifth of the school) centered on the topic of "the digital world".

I contributed to the lessons with a 1-hour seminar titled "Science Blogging versus Science Journalism". I do not particularly like the title of my presentation, which was offered by the organizers, as I do not see the two activities in competition with each other much. Hence I tried to organize my lecture as a discussion of things that science journalist wannabes could be interested to hear, from a scientist who has been blogging for 10 years and has picked up some tricks and lessons along the way.

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Africa: Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

Africa: Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Four teenage girls who used urine as a source of hydrogen to power a generator are a long way from solving our energy challenge, but scientists are working on more sophisticated variations of the same idea.
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10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever

10 Pseudo-Science Theories We'd Like to See Retired Forever | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Pseudo-science theories are a little like puppies. They're fun, fluffy things to talk about, and most of the time they're harmless. Sometimes, however, they get big, mean, aggressive, and have to be put down. Here are a few pseudo-science theories that need the Old Yeller treatment.
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The GDELT Project: realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research | #opendata

The GDELT Project: realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research | #opendata | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
The GDELT Project

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The GDELT Project is a realtime network diagram and database of global human society for open research Watching The Entire World

GDELT monitors the world's news media from nearly every corner of every country in print, broadcast, and web formats, in over 100 languages, every moment of every day.

 


Global Reach

 

GDELT monitors print, broadcast, and web news media in over 100 languages from across every country in the world to keep continually updated on breaking developments anywhere on the planet. Its historical archives stretch back to January 1, 1979 and update daily (soon to be every 15 minutes). Through its ability to leverage the world's collective news media, GDELT moves beyond the focus of the Western media towards a far more global perspective on what's happening and how the world is feeling about it.

 

 

Querying, Analyzing and Downloading

 

The entire GDELT database is 100% free and open and you can
download the raw datafiles, visualize it using the GDELT Analysis Service, or analyze it at limitless scale with Google BigQuery.

 

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Low carb v. low fat for losing weight plus Knight Science Journalism Tracker again - On Science Blogs

Low carb v. low fat for losing weight plus Knight Science Journalism Tracker again - On Science Blogs | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
  Those dueling diets This week we have a replay of the dueling diets thing, low carb vs. low fat. Low carb continues to appear to have a very slight
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UK Conference of Science Journalists panel on tools for journalists

UK Conference of Science Journalists panel on tools for journalists | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Back in June I took part in a panel at the UK Conference of Science Journalists conference, discussing tools for reporters alongside BBC Trending's Mukul Devichand and Digital Science's community m...
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Brian Cox: scientists giving false sense of debate on climate change

‘Research presented as overly precise climate predictions rather than best advice is manipulated by nonsensical sceptics’
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Harassment in Science, Replicated

Harassment in Science, Replicated | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Women researchers report that sexual harassment and assault are common at field sites and in universities.
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Let’s change how we report truth in science journalism

Let’s change how we report truth in science journalism | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
How can reporters get to the ‘truth’ in science? Sharon Dunwoody says following the ‘weight of evidence’ avoids bias.
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Sex assaults, harassment reported in science fieldwork

Sex assaults, harassment reported in science fieldwork | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
A majority of scientists conducting field studies reported being sexually harassed or assaulted, according to a study.
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ECLAC: Latin American and Caribbean Countries Agreed to Promote Regional Policies on Science, Innovation and ICT

ECLAC: Latin American and Caribbean Countries Agreed to Promote Regional Policies on Science, Innovation and ICT | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
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Scientists and journalists agree to connect better

Scientists and journalists agree to connect better | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Scientists and science journalists agree that there should be better dialogue between the two.
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Biology: The big challenges of big data : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Biology: The big challenges of big data : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
As they grapple with increasingly large data sets, biologists and computer scientists uncork new bottlenecks.
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Sexism in Science Communication: The Manifesto

Sexism in Science Communication: The Manifesto | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
Journalists tend to spend their days scrutinising other people's business. Science writers are no exception, asking questions like whether scientists are conducting themselves and their research ethically or wondering how science should adapt to an increasingly digital world. Tomorrow, we turn this spotlight on ourselves and our professional community.
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Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime

Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime | Science & Mass Media | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A scientific analysis of 20 million words recorded during 150 years of criminal trials at London's Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime, according to a co-authored University of Sussex study.
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