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Finding ways to help scientists be better communicators.
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Combating Coastal Land Loss, Preserving Resilient Communities | Karen McKee | TEDxLSU - YouTube

Coastal residents are not strangers to environmental issues that threaten our land and lives. But how can we address them? In this TEDx talk, wetland ecologi...
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Why research for the pure sake of knowing is good enough

Why research for the pure sake of knowing is good enough | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Duke University biologist Sheila Patek has faced criticism from lawmakers over her research into mantis shrimp and trap-jaw ants, with some calling her government-funded studies a waste of taxpayer money.
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Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies

Gender Bias in Academe: An Annotated Bibliography of Important Recent Studies | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Academic research plays an important role in uncovering bias and helping to shape a more equal society. But academia also struggles to adequately confront persistent and entrenched gender bias in i…
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Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

There's no shortage of speaking tips out there, but scientists are now figuring out how best to combine them.
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Good tips on how to be a better speaker.
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Learning to write in chemistry | Education in Chemistry

Learning to write in chemistry | Education in Chemistry | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Michael Seery highlights the importance of carefully-designed writing activities in enabling students to build their scientific writing skills
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Biologists are working on a replacement for slow, stodgy peer review. It's a rainbow unicorn.

Biologists are working on a replacement for slow, stodgy peer review. It's a rainbow unicorn. | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
The spread of knowledge in the life sciences is about to mash down the accelerator.
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The Science of Six Degrees of Separation

Are all people on Earth really connected through just six steps? Check out "Six Degrees of Everything" Tuesdays @ 9:30/8:30c on truTV #SixDegrees
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A David Letterman-like countdown to the 10 biggest pitfalls in scientific presentations : Naturejobs Blog

A David Letterman-like countdown to the 10 biggest pitfalls in scientific presentations : Naturejobs Blog | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
RT @AerikM: A David Letterman-like countdown to the 10 biggest pitfalls in scientific presentations https://t.co/S9n72lrq3h
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Science announces a new short-form video competition – beginning March 7th

Science announces a new short-form video competition – beginning March 7th | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

  Details and key dates can be found here: Science announces a new short-form video competition - beginning March 7th From Science:   Wow us

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How to make people angry: write about science

How to make people angry: write about science | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

Thinking of becoming a science communicator? It's a terrific job, but be aware that you could find yourself being attacked for not believing the Earth is flat, or even just being a woman.

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Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science

Biotech giant publishes failures to confirm high-profile science | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.

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How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Andrew Smith

How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Andrew Smith | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Bored students is the least of it – the bullet point-ization of information is making us stupid and irresponsibleI still remember the best lecture I ever attended.
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The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
YouTube is a vast resource for educational content. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom.
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Video Creators Are Frustrated With Pace of Facebook’s Antipirating Efforts

Video Creators Are Frustrated With Pace of Facebook’s Antipirating Efforts | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Video makers are growing increasingly impatient with Facebook concerning “freebooting”—when clips are taken from YouTube and re-uploaded without permission from the creator.
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Sometimes busting myths can backfire

Sometimes busting myths can backfire | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
When Neil deGrasse Tyson busted the flat-Earth myth on Twitter, he got the world’s attention. But did the myth-busting work? Or did it backfire?
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Marvel Rolls Out New Initiative to Inspire Young Women in STEM

Marvel Rolls Out New Initiative to Inspire Young Women in STEM | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
The company launched a science competition for high school girls in conjunction with the latest Captain America movie.
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#CreatorGate: How a study on hands sparked an uproar about science, God and ethics in publishing

#CreatorGate: How a study on hands sparked an uproar about science, God and ethics in publishing | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
A study in the journal PLOS One that referenced "the Creator" has sparked a debate about how the term got there, and whether it should have been retracted.
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Fighting the menstruation taboo in the field

Fighting the menstruation taboo in the field | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Field researchers discuss online the challenges of having a period in remote areas.
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How Do We Know What Air is Like on Other Planets?

How do we know what the air is like on planets we haven't visited? This video explains how to see air from 150 light years away. Thanks to NASA’s James Webb ...
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Alan Alda on the art of science communication: 'I want to tell you a story'

Alan Alda on the art of science communication: 'I want to tell you a story' | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it
Everyone loves to hear a story, says actor Alan Alda, and that's what every scientists should learn if they are to better communicate their work to a wider audience.
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Finnish Man Uses Easy Open-Access Journals to Publish Junk Climate Science

Finnish Man Uses Easy Open-Access Journals to Publish Junk Climate Science | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

Predatory open-access journals stand ready to publish junk science that legitimate journals reject for publication.

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An Insider's Guide For How PhDs Can Get Science Editor Jobs In Industry | Cheeky Scientist | Career In Editing

An Insider's Guide For How PhDs Can Get Science Editor Jobs In Industry | Cheeky Scientist | Career In Editing | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

Every PhD knows the importance of publishing in academia. If you’re interested in transitioning into a science editor position these 5 facts are for you.

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The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations

The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

RT @spattrid: The Scientific Reason Why Bullets Are Bad for Presentations — https://t.co/VQkc2I36GE

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Improv for scientists: Alan Alda teaches better communication

Improv for scientists: Alan Alda teaches better communication | The Scientist Communicator | Scoop.it

Scientific topics can be complex and difficult to convey to laymen, so some science students are turning to acting and improvisation classes to help themselves become better communicators - and Emmy-winning actor Alan Alda is lending them a helping...

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