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How science and academia systems are evolving to meet the needs of new global realities
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Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault

Survey of Academic Field Experiences (SAFE): Trainees Report Harassment and Assault | Transformations of science | Scoop.it

"Little is known about the climate of the scientific fieldwork setting as it relates to gendered experiences, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. We conducted an internet-based survey of field scientists (N = 666) to characterize these experiences."

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A systemic issue in academic science institutions.

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Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.
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Ailing academia needs culture change

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"Research funding levels/mechanisms, the peer-review process, and the methods of training Ph.D.'s are flawed, and these issues are crippling the pipeline of future, successful academic researchers."

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Convergence Between Science and Environmental Education

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"The relationship between science education and environmental education has been characterized as 'distant, competitive, predator-prey and host-parasite'", but a convergence could engage people in addressing fundamental socioecological challenges.

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Basic science finds corporate refuge

Basic science finds corporate refuge | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
As many older companies move away from fundamental research, young technology firms are picking up the slack.
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The Digital Campus 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Digital Campus 2014 - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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A broad look at the way academia is changing for students, faculty, and staff, in the age of online.

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Next Steps for Citizen Science

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"Around the globe, thousands of research projects are engaging millions of individuals—many of whom are not trained as scientists—in collecting, categorizing, transcribing, or analyzing scientific data. These projects, known as citizen science, cover a breadth of topics from microbiomes to native bees to water quality to galaxies. Most projects obtain or manage scientific information at scales or resolutions unattainable by individual researchers or research teams, whether enrolling thousands of individuals collecting data across several continents, enlisting small armies of participants in categorizing vast quantities of online data, or organizing small groups of volunteers to tackle local problems."

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Citizen Science Center | Sites mentioned in the citizen science TEDx talk

Citizen Science Center | Sites mentioned in the citizen science TEDx talk | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
A list of all the sites I mention in the citizen science TEDx talk
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How Rise of Citizen Science Is Democratizing Research by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360

How Rise of Citizen Science Is Democratizing Research by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360 | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
New technology is dramatically increasing the role of non-scientists in providing key data for researchers. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Caren Cooper of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks about the tremendous benefits — and potential pitfalls — of the expanding realm of citizen science.
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Science, Policy, and the Transparency of Values

Science, Policy, and the Transparency of Values | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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"Conclusions: When scientific evidence is inconclusive and major regulatory decisions are at stake, it is unrealistic to think that values can be excluded from scientific reasoning. Thus, efforts to suppress or hide interests or values may actually damage scientific objectivity and public trust, while a willingness to bring implicit interests and values into the open may be the best path to promoting good science and policy."

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Education: Embed social awareness in science curricula

Education: Embed social awareness in science curricula | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Separate ethics courses are not enough, argues Erin A. Cech.
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AGU talk on science and advocacy

AGU talk on science and advocacy | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
We have often discussed issues related to science communication on this site, and the comment threads frequently return to the issue of advocacy, the role of scientists and the notion of responsibility.
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8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists: Scientific American

8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists: Scientific American | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
These mobile tools help you become a citizen scientist, whether you’re documenting wildlife or measuring the effects of light pollution
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More and more people are engaging in science during their free time. Here are a lot of ways you can get involved.

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Why null results rarely see the light of day

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"A team at Stanford University reportsthat scientists are unlikely to even write up an experiment that produces so-called null results."

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The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry

The Kardashians and Climate Change: Interview with Judith Curry | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Interview with Judith Curry that looks at the Koch funded climate denial machine, the impact of social media on the climate change debate
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"The skills required to be successful in social media include good writing/communication skills and the abilities to synthesize, integrate, and provide context. Those who are most successful at social media also have a sense of humor and can connect to broader cultural issues – they also develop a trustworthy persona. These are non-trivial skills, and they are general traits of people that have impact...."

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.
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Changing the academic culture: Valuing patents and commercialization toward tenure and career advancement

Changing the academic culture: Valuing patents and commercialization toward tenure and career advancement | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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Authors make a call for broadening the criteria for success in academic careers.

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Twitter analysis shows climate skeptics shout loudest | Conservation

Twitter analysis shows climate skeptics shout loudest | Conservation | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
An analysis of twitter responses to the IPCC report yields insights into who talks loudest, and to whom, about the major climate science report.
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Heads Together

Heads Together | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Online or off, learning’s more successful when it’s more social.
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Can and should MOOCs and other online learning embrace the "second" neurological path to learning?

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Research tools: Jump off the page - NatureJobs

Research tools: Jump off the page - NatureJobs | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Researchers are learning to embrace online lab notebooks, but not without growing pains.
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Welcome to Science Education Portal | Science Education Portal

Welcome to Science Education Portal | Science Education Portal | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
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A collection of freely available education content published by Science!

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Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education - Sci-Ed

Science and Storytelling: The use of stories in science education - Sci-Ed | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUX16wqbiME Last year, I had a chance to speak at TEDxQueensu . My basic premise is this: Science is awesome, but science ne
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Share alike

Share alike | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Research communities need to agree on standard etiquette for data-sharing.
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"Every mountaineer knows the sinking feeling of reaching a peak after a hard climb, only to see the true summit still above. Scientists who take on the tough terrain of open access may have a similar experience. After they reach the notable goal of sharing their research papers, they discover that a higher summit awaits: open data."

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If You See Something, Say Something

If You See Something, Say Something | Transformations of science | Scoop.it
Climate scientists can no longer stay on the sidelines of the global warming debate.
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More voices are calling for scientists to figure out how to be advocates for science.

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A Field of Expertise, the Organization, or Science Itself? Scientists’ Perception of Representing Research in Public Communication

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How do scientists see themselves when communicating their work? Are they concerned with the facts, with how their organization is perceived, or with increasing societal understanding of our world? Neat new paper examining these self-perceived roles.

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