Brooke Weiland

43 Flips | 6 Magazines | @BrookeWeiland | Student and practitioner of science communication.

Seth's Blog

Sea levels are rising. It happens every day, and it's been going on for a while. Most people aren't noticing, and won't, until it gets worse.<p>On the …

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the future, I …

Fernando Baptista - National Geographic Artist

Soul Force versus Physical Force

In the first part of Soul Force versus Physical Force written by Morton Ritts, he describes Mahatma Gandhi’s effect and influence on Indian culture …

Ahimsa

For other uses, see Ahimsa (disambiguation).<p><b>Ahimsa</b> (IAST: <i>ahiṃsā</i>, Pāli:[1] <i>avihiṃsā</i>) means 'not to injure' and 'compassion' and refers to a key virtue …

Satyagraha

For the opera, see Satyagraha (opera). For the 2013 Hindi film, see Satyagraha (film).<p><b>Satyagraha</b> (/ˌsʌtjɑːˈɡrəhə/; Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह; satya: …

Science: Not just for scientists

In a landmark essay to mark the relaunch of the British Science Association, Chief Executive Imran Khan arguesthat science is too important to be left to scientists alone<p>No-one should feel the need to apologise for not being a scientist. And yet when I tell people I work for the British Science …

Health Information

Proposed amendment: Background, discussion, comments

On October 29 NASW members will vote on a proposed amendment to the NASW constitution that would change the qualifications for the positions of …

Constitutional Law

Watch how film geometry gives us heroes and villains

Different shapes subtly convey different things<p>There are a lot of subtle effects going on in movies that we don’t consciously notice. Framing, lighting, and composition can have huge effects on how viewers perceive a character or situation.<p>A new video from Now You See It<i>,</i> a YouTube channel that …

23andMe Is Terrifying, but Not for the Reasons the FDA Thinks

<i>SA Forum is an invited essay from experts on topical issues in science and technology.</i><p>If there’s a gene for hubris, the 23andMe crew has certainly …

At the Confluence of Art and Science

Can artists and scientists cross seemingly rigid boundaries to work together?<p>In 2014, two professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Laurie …

Human Rights

What Went Wrong In Flint

FLINT, Mich. — As I walked into Jackie Pemberton’s petite white house in the southeast corner of Flint, she apologized for the mess (there wasn’t …

Science Journalism’s Identity Crisis

Professional journalists’ groups are at odds over who gets to represent them.<p>In February, during a three-week window between the time when I left my last journalism job, and when I started this one, I dabbled in freelance writing.<p>It became clear to me pretty quickly that there is a big appetite out …

Saving Science

Science isn’t self-correcting, it’s self-destructing. To save the enterprise, scientists must come out of the lab and into the real world.<p>Science, …

Science Journalists Vs. Public Information Officers

Despite recent disagreements over who should control the professional group to which they both belong, the battle ended decades ago.<p>In a thoughtful …

A Looming Rift in Science Journalism

A new report suggests that a roiling debate may tear apart one of the country’s oldest professional journalistic organizations.<p>The National …

How the FDA Manipulates the Media

It was a faustian bargain—and it certainly made editors at National Public Radio squirm.<p>The deal was this: NPR, along with a select group of media …

Journalism

The Embargo Should Go

When they’re not praising the embargo system -- under which science journals provide journalists with advance copies of newsworthy articles, but set …

Journalism

Should Reporters Have Agreed To The Vertex Embargo?

This morning at 7 a.m., Vertex Pharmaceuticals released big news: adding a new drug, lumacaftor, to its existing cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco increased by an order of magnitude the number of patients the medicine can help — although the combo is still not as effective as Kalydeco is in patients …