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Theresa May set to go to war with the Queen as she axes royal charters

Theresa May set to go to war with the Queen as she axes royal charters | Stempra | Scoop.it
PM plans to take charter away from UK research councils which means they could lost freedom from government control with Elizabeth II set to 'hit the roof'
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Animal Communication - Science NetLinks

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This lesson helps students understand that all species have some capacity for communication.
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Science communication training should be about more than just how to transmit knowledge

Science communication training should be about more than just how to transmit knowledge | Stempra | Scoop.it
Broader goals like building trust, fostering excitement about science and influencing policy decisions don't necessarily just fall into place when researchers focus only on describing their work.
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Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm

Science and sexism: In the eye of the Twitterstorm | Stempra | Scoop.it
Social media is shaking up how scientists talk about gender issues.
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A Six-Year-Old’s Guide To Science Communication

A Six-Year-Old’s Guide To Science Communication | Stempra | Scoop.it
Whether you are a six or sixty six year old scientist, here are some tips for making your first TV appearance.
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10 tips for getting a job and getting ahead in communications

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10 tips for getting a job and getting ahead in communications. From PR Week
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7 trends in creating leading-edge communications - GCS

7 trends in creating leading-edge communications - GCS | Stempra | Scoop.it
The 2015 communications landscape is full of big new ideas and rapid change. And the way audiences are accessing and consuming information and media is changing fast under the rapid explosion of digital platforms and media. Our challenge is to.
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'Science is not just about old men in glasses with grey hair... girls love it' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

'Science is not just about old men in glasses with grey hair... girls love it' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk | Stempra | Scoop.it
An empty jam jar, a pot of cream and a lot of shaking was all it took for an eager group of Northern Ireland Brownies to demonstrate to the world just how simple it is to get kids invol
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Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets

Twitter partners with Foursquare to add precise locations to tweets | Stempra | Scoop.it
You can already add your general location to your tweets, but soon you'll be able to let everyone know if you're in Central Park or Central Perk.

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UK government scientists hit with media restrictions - Science AAAS

UK government scientists hit with media restrictions - Science  AAAS | Stempra | Scoop.it
Change to Civil Service Code requires ministerial permission for media contact
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Science Communication Is Broken. Let's Fix It.

Science Communication Is Broken. Let's Fix It. | Stempra | Scoop.it
Societies for science still only accept well-established scientists who pay large membership dues. Journals of science are still only distributed to and read by paying subscribers: research institutions and rich scientists. Science communication is o...
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The vaccine debate: Why we fight about science

The vaccine debate: Why we fight about science | Stempra | Scoop.it
If the science behind the safety and efficacy of vaccines is so solid, then why do we still have a vocal group of people who are against them?
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PR takeaways from Boaty McBoatface

PR takeaways from Boaty McBoatface | Stempra | Scoop.it
When an agency of the British government put the name of its new polar research vessel up to an Internet vote, it was probably counting on something like the Shackleton, the Endeavor or something paying homage to a great scientist or ship of the past. What it wound up with by an overwhelming majority was…Boaty […]
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Four lessons Boaty McBoatface can teach us about online campaigns - INFLUENCE

Four lessons Boaty McBoatface can teach us about online campaigns - INFLUENCE | Stempra | Scoop.it
The saga of Boaty McBoatface has gripped the world for several weeks now and few could have failed to have missed it. It’s a tale of internet silliness butting heads with serious institutions amid a viral campaign that ran amokFull article here
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Argentina Has More Women in Science—But It Hasn’t Fixed Sexism

Argentina Has More Women in Science—But It Hasn’t Fixed Sexism | Stempra | Scoop.it
The numbers of women in astronomy are dismal, but Argentina is an exception. Does the country have something to teach about equality in academia?
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Female scientists #prettycurious about campaign aimed at young women

Female scientists #prettycurious about campaign aimed at young women | Stempra | Scoop.it
A new drive is encouraging girls to study science. But is its name, Pretty Curious, sly marketing or sexist stereotyping?
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MSc Science Communication at the University of Sheffield - YouTube

Scientists and journalists at the University of Sheffield discuss what students get to do on our MSc Science Communication Course. This video was made by som...
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Critics: Women's Sex Pill Approval Vote Driven By PR, Not Science

Critics: Women's Sex Pill Approval Vote Driven By PR, Not Science | Stempra | Scoop.it
Thursday's vote by an FDA advisory committee to approve flibanserin for low sexual desire in pre-menopausal women has drawn sharp criticism for potential influence by a strong public relations campaign funded partly by pharmaceutical companies that include the drug's sponsor.
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What gets called "science communication"?

What gets called "science communication"? | Stempra | Scoop.it
“The one thing I want to get across,” said Kishore Hari to me, “is just how many different kinds of things are happening. I think people have no idea just how much is going on.” That was before a...
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7 Neglected Ways to Promote Your Content on Social Media

7 Neglected Ways to Promote Your Content on Social Media | Stempra | Scoop.it
Social networks provide a wealth of opportunity for content promotion. Here are 7 neglected ways. How many are you using?

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Seven social media tips you can use.

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From a leading climate-science journal, calls to communicate better with the ... - MinnPost

From a leading climate-science journal, calls to communicate better with the ... - MinnPost | Stempra | Scoop.it
Nature Climate Change devotes a fair portion of its new issue to articles about the need for clearer synthesis and public communication of the IPCC’s work.
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Why media coverage of alternative cancer cures is dangerous

Why media coverage of alternative cancer cures is dangerous | Stempra | Scoop.it
Michael Marshall: A Mirror Online report on a breast cancer patient who refused medical treatment for so-called natural alternatives ignores the health risks
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Effective Communication, Better Science | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Effective Communication, Better Science | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Stempra | Scoop.it
Science communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Scientists must give talks, write papers and proposals, communicate with a variety of audiences, and educate others. ...
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