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Anti-Vaxxers Tend To Be Conspiracy Theorists Who Are Afraid Of Needles

People who believe vaccines are unsafe also tend to believe conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attack, John F. Kennedy’s assassination and …

Telling the story of science

"It made me realise that the communicating of science was what grabbed me more than the research," Torok says.<p>Torok changed tack and moved from …

Science

Want to be a Communication Pro Like Stephen Hawking? 10 steps to get you started.

It's true that Prof. Stephen Hawking has an incredible life story - a story packed full of seemingly impossible obstacles that many can relate to. …

Scientists prove that the public pays attention to journalism

The president may be fond of complaining about "fake" news, but the truth is that journalism drives the national conversation, and science has proven it.<p>A new study published Thursday in the journal Science demonstrates that even small news outlets can have a substantial impact on the issues …

Brian Cox is a world record holding 'rockstar scientist'. Here's why

The phrase “sold out stadium shows” is not often synonymous with science. Unless of course you are Professor Brian Cox.<p>Currently touring Australia, …

Science

Where Brian Cox has failed

I remember when I sat down at my laptop one evening to watch Brian Cox debate the climate change denier cum Australian senator, Malcolm Roberts, I …

Science’s Next Frontier? It’s Civic Engagement

<i>By Louise Lief</i>Every day, it seems, brings more dispiriting news to the science world. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is removing …

For most Americans, science news is just something they stumble across, mostly from general news outlets

Science publications, take note: 36 percent of U.S. adults get science news a few times in a week. Thirty percent say they actively look for science stories. But only 17 percent both seek out science news on their own <i>and</i> read science stories at least a few times every week.<p>Moreover, though people …

Science

Little Country, Big Talk: The fragile culture of Irish science journalism

In October 2015, an Irish-born scientist shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for research that contributed to stopping millions of the world’s poorest …

What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?

On Tuesday, Michael Mason, my editor on the science desk, shot me an email. Would I consider writing an article about “this sonic ‘attack’ business”?<p>I knew exactly what he was talking about. I had been vaguely puzzled about this business for months.<p>Earlier this year, my colleagues at The New York …

Apple refuses to enable iPhone settings that could save countless lives

Despite being relatively easy, Apple keeps ignoring requests to enable a feature called Advanced Mobile Location (AML) in iOS. Enabling AML would give emergency services extremely accurate locations of emergency calls made from iPhones, dramatically decreasing response time.<p>As TNW covered before, …

Contributors | The Next Web

All stories in Contributors<p>How innovative design can help you capitalize when consumers ‘misuse’ your product<p>Recently, my team and I helped a client brainstorm a new banking application for teenagers. But when we tested it on our target group, we quickly realized that the concept had a fundamental …

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The Axis of Climate Evil

“It’s Not Your Imagination: Summers Are Getting Hotter.” So read a recent headline in The Times, highlighting a decade-by-decade statistical analysis by climate expert James Hansen. “Most summers,” the analysis concluded, “are now either hot or extremely hot compared with the mid-20th century.”<p>So …

Evolutionary psychology is the most obvious example of how “science” is flawed.

It’s 2017, and people are still debating whether or not women are intellectually inferior to men, and whether we are entitled to a workplace that …

University of Illinois

US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal

<b>Exclusive:</b> series of emails show staff at Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service advised to reference ‘weather extremes’ instead<p>Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials …

The best science is often accidental

Thirty years ago a group of Japanese scientists published a DNA sequence that they didn't understand. The DNA came from a common bacterium called E. …

The scientist and the journalist: keystones of democracy

If you’re a dictator, journalism is a threat. If your business-as-usual suits you but is harming others, science is a threat. If you want to hide the …

Book Review: Communicating Your Research With Social Media: A Practical Guide to Using Blogs, Podcasts, Data Visualisations and Video by Amy Mollett, Cheryl Brumley, Chris Gilson and Sierra Williams

With Communicating Your Research with Social Media: A Practical Guide to Using Blogs, Podcasts, Data Visualisations and Video, authors Amy Mollett, …

How social media can distort and misinform when communicating science

Jacob Groshek, Boston University and Serena Bronda, Boston University<p>When news breaks – whether the story of a disease outbreak, a terrorist attack …

Social Media

Slate science editor Susan Matthews on climate change, alarmism, and Donald Trump.

With an internet full of unverified clickbait and a White House full of climate change deniers, how do science writers combat the abundance of …

Donald Trump

Homo scientificus europaeus: Giving European scientists back their voice

Political populism, with its accompanying “fake news” and pseudoscience, leaves scientists distraught. But maybe scientific research itself needs a …

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House

Donald Trump’s secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department’s budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand …

Why Good Journalism Is Like a Science

<b>Matthew Hiltzik:</b> It's unfortunate when anybody, not just the journalists, determines a storyline before they actually consider all the facts. The …

Does doom and gloom convince anyone about climate change?

A couple of weeks ago, an article in <i>New York</i> magazine laid out a horrific scenario of global warming. The photo at the top summed up the tone: A …

Climate Change