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The Nuremberg Code, set up to protect the human subjects of research, is being routinely ignored.

The Nuremberg Code, set up to protect the human subjects of research, is being routinely ignored. | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Sixty-five years ago in Nuremberg, Germany, American prosecutors confronted the Nazi physicians who had subjected Jews and others to a murderous regime of medical research.
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La science confuse des citoyens et des politiques

La science confuse des citoyens et des politiques | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it

Ebranlée par les catastrophes nucléaires ou les OGM, la confiance populaire dans les innovations relève des gouvernants plus que des scientifiques.

Peut-on - mais surtout faut-il - rétablir la «confiance des citoyens envers la science», puisque telle est la formulation de la question par les responsables politiques inquiets de voir telle technologie ou telle exploitation des ressources naturelles se heurter au refus des populations ? Qui refusent d’intégrer à leur réflexion ce résultat pourtant classique de la sociologie (Daniel Boy, Cevipof) : la confiance populaire envers les technologies est indexée sur celle envers les gouvernements, les élus et le système politique… aujourd’hui au plus bas. (...) - par Sylvestre Huet, Libération, 28 mars 2013


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Estudo coloca anfíbios na lista de espécies prejudicadas por pesticidas - Século

Estudo coloca anfíbios na lista de espécies prejudicadas por pesticidas
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Foram aplicadas três tipos de doses: concentrações recomendadas, um décimo das concentrações recomendadas e 10 vezes as concentrações recomendadas.
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Hackeando organismos vivos: palestra debate Biologia Sintética - Tecmundo

Hackeando organismos vivos: palestra debate Biologia Sintética - Tecmundo | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Hackeando organismos vivos: palestra debate Biologia Sintética Tecmundo Biologia Sintética é a ciência que basicamente tenta estudar formas de manipulação e alteração genética em células e organismos vivos, a fim de controlar seu comportamento e...
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Can Dad’s Distress During Mom’s Pregnancy Affect Newborns? | TIME.com

Can Dad’s Distress During Mom’s Pregnancy Affect Newborns? | TIME.com | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
He doesn't carry the child, but a father's prenatal anxiety may have an affect on children's later behavior.
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Pet-iquette: Ask that neutured cats be ear-tipped - Daily News & Analysis

Pet-iquette: Ask that neutured cats be ear-tipped - Daily News & Analysis | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
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Pet-iquette: Ask that neutured cats be ear-tipped
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The bacterium causes fluid or pus to accumulate in the ear and causes the rabbit to twist or 'wry' its neck.
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Protest Tactics in a Warming World - In These Times

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Protest Tactics in a Warming World
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“The challenge is to meet people at the point of engagement that they're ready for,” says Nathan Santry, actions director at Greenpeace. ...
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The folly of “The folly of scientism”

The folly of “The folly of scientism” | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
It’s open season on scientism again! The New Atlantis is an online journal of science and technology (I haven’t heard of it, but I don’t get out much), and this month features an ...
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12 Favourite Mental Health Videos of 2012 - PsychCentral.com (blog)

12 Favourite Mental Health Videos of 2012 - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog) 12 Favourite Mental Health Videos of 2012 PsychCentral.com (blog) The Top Ten Myths of Behaviour Change – Drawing on learnings from psychology, behavioural economics, marketing, neuroscience, sociology, social media, and...
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Why should academics get involved in outreach? - The Guardian

Why should academics get involved in outreach? - The Guardian | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Why should academics get involved in outreach?
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Secondly, even aside from the formal requirements of funding bodies, I think there's a moral case to be made that publicly funded research should be promoted or spread to the public.
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Japan's steely resolve suggests nationalism based on fear - The Japan Times

Japan's steely resolve suggests nationalism based on fear - The Japan Times | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
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He has taught at London, University of British Columbia, Sussex, Harvard and MIT in departments of sociology, history and political science.
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DRC Announces Award of Food and Drug Administration Scientific Computing ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

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Dementia: a silver lining but no room for complacency

Dementia: a silver lining but no room for complacency | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it

The proportion of people with dementia seems to have declined. That's good, but there could be a downside, says NHS England's dementia chief Alistair Burns.

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How Math Could Improve Life for Nearly 6 Million With Parkinson's - Huffington Post (blog)

How Math Could Improve Life for Nearly 6 Million With Parkinson's - Huffington Post (blog) | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
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How Math Could Improve Life for Nearly 6 Million With Parkinson's
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And as always, I'm finding that these algorithms have uses outside Parkinson's and biomedicine.
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After 30 years, is a GM food breakthrough finally here?

After 30 years, is a GM food breakthrough finally here? | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Golden rice, a new strain that boosts vitamin A levels and reduces blindness in developing countries, is about to be sown in the Philippines – and is the new battleground crop (Oh yes, give the kiddies #GMO food || "to counter blindness and other ...
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Call for Papers: Bridging Communication and Science ... - The Blogora

Call for Papers: Bridging Communication and Science ... - The Blogora | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
In recent years, there has been a notable cross-fertilization of ideas from the fields of communication studies and science and technology studies (STS). Researchers from both domains are increasingly seeking to better ...
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Myths About Our Right and Left Brains

Myths About Our Right and Left Brains | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Myths about right vs. left sides of the brain continue and can get in our way (Myths about the right vs. left side of the brain persist and can stand in our way.
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The GM lobby and its 'seven sins against science' - News - The ...

The GM lobby and its 'seven sins against science' - News - The ... | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
When the history of the changes in the public understanding of science and public confidence in science over the last fifteen years comes to be written, I believe that the pro-GM lobby's misuse and abuse of science will be ...
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Paul Fanlund: In teaching climate change, politics trumps science - Wisconsin State Journal

Paul Fanlund: In teaching climate change, politics trumps science - Wisconsin State Journal | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Paul Fanlund: In teaching climate change, politics trumps science Wisconsin State Journal “I found some social studies and some science curricula that treat global warming just as climate science experts would want it to be treated, meaning that...
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International study reveals urban design influences exercise - Science Network Western Australia

International study reveals urban design influences exercise - Science Network Western Australia | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
International study reveals urban design influences exercise Science Network Western Australia walking “This is important because there's a big problem with studies of this kind where the question is, do people change their behaviour in response to...
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The Petri Dish: Vaccines the next frontier in fighting cancer - Summit Daily News

The Petri Dish: Vaccines the next frontier in fighting cancer
Summit Daily News
In previous articles, I have focused on vaccines as a highly effective public health tool in the battle against infectious disease.
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The LSU Top 5 #12 « lsuvietnam

The LSU Top 5 #12 « lsuvietnam | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Stephen Colbert talks with Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and advocate for public scientific understanding, in a sometimes irreverent and sometimes profound discussion on the public understanding of science and the ...
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Meeting minutes don't confirm Martin report in UNC academic fraud scandal - News & Observer

Meeting minutes don't confirm Martin report in UNC academic fraud scandal - News & Observer | Public Engagement with Science | Scoop.it
Meeting minutes don't confirm Martin report in UNC academic fraud scandal News & Observer Karen Moon, a spokeswoman for Thorp said Thorp provided the meeting minutes to Maffly-Kipp's committee, but he did not attend the 2002 meeting and did not...
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Online comments hurt science understanding, study finds

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A new obstacle to scientific literacy may be emerging, according to a paper in the journal Science by two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.
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