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Relearning how to write

Anxiety. Stress. Uncertainty. Ugh! These were all things I was feeling when I began trying to write for the public after completing my Ph.D. in …

Kinderdromen

3 Secrets to Social Media for Science Communication

Social Media

Holiday wishes. Courtesy of @upmicblog. https://t.co/T6dZjmmfAZ

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Kids

The Flame Challenge™

The Flame Challenge™ 2018 – What is Climate?<p>This Spring, scientists from around the U.S. and the world took the challenge to answer "What is …

Stony Brook University

Why researchers should resolve to engage in 2017

Debates over climate change and genome editing present the need for researchers to venture beyond their comfort zones to engage with citizens — and …

Why STEM Majors Need the Humanities

• In-depth articles about current issues faced by universities<br>• Data and analysis on the latest higher education trends, statistics, and salaries<br>• Special …

Ditching the “public” in science communication

Every now and then it’s nice to catch an infectious meme of thought that probably isn’t all that helpful. And when you do, it can be pretty darn …

Knowing something really well doesn’t mean you can teach it well

Over the holidays, I taught my niece how to throw a frisbee with a forehand. It took five minutes, and she totally picked it up. It was awesome. And …

Calling all citizen scientists: Help evaluate GMO peer-reviewed literature!

<b>What is this study?</b><p>Is there a scientific consensus about genetically modified organisms and health? In 2012 the board of the American Association for …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

First day of snow in the Netherlands. https://t.co/zvbvyt7CPx

Trump’s victory shows that scientists need to engage more with the public.

A few years ago, residents of Opelika, Alabama, noticed that something was very wrong with the local waterway. The waters of Saugahatchee Creek, …

EPA

Deal impasse severs Elsevier access for some German universities

At least a dozen German research institutions have started the new year without access to Elsevier journals after an acrimonious breakdown in licence …

Ik ben deskundige, geloof mijn mening

<i>Door Marc van Oostendorp</i><p>In mijn eigen filterbubbel zitten bijna alleen deskundigen, en die maken zich zorgen. Eerder deze week verscheen een artikel …

Journalism under Attack

Be careful what you write, especially if you uncover evidence of science distortion that upsets activists.<p>Several weeks after Election Day, as the …

Journalism

I landed my dream PhD – and it turned into a nightmare

Cutting-edge research, international collaboration and full funding: the project sounded too good to be true. It was.<p>I signed up for a PhD that should have marked the start of an amazing career – it was a fully-funded position as part of an exciting project that I was enthusiastic to work on. In …

The 5 Biggest Higher Education Tech Trends in 2016

By Meghan Bogardus CortezHere’s the lowdown on what was interesting and innovative at universities this year.

One Hundred Years of Research on Grading – Marshall Memo

Ik ben betalende abonnee van de Marshall Memo. Deze Memo, gepubliceerd sinds 2003 door Kim Marshall, is ontworpen om schoolhoofden, docenten, …

Pre-prints, embargoes, and science publishing

<b>UPDATE- The Storify from this event is available here!</b><p>Within the past decade, a new trend has emerged to challenge the traditional system of …

Why Independent Media is Essential to Good Science Journalism

What was 2016 like in science? Furious googling will give you the details you need to come to the clinical conclusion that it wasn’t so bad. After …

Truth Beyond Logic and Time Beyond Clocks: Janna Levin on the Vienna Circle and How Mathematician Kurt Gödel Shaped the Modern Mind

“The past does not exist except as a threadbare fragment in the weaker minds of the many.”<p>If it is true — and true it is — that creativity blooms when seemingly unrelated ideas are cross-pollinated into something novel, then its most fecund ground is an environment where minds of comparable caliber …

Recognizing scientific literacy & illiteracy

orcid.org/0000-0001-5816-9771<i>PLOSBLOGS welcomes biology researcher, PLOS Biology author and PLOS ONE Academic Editor Mike Klymkowsky as our new</i> …

Science communication and outreach – What do we REALLY want for the public?

Sometimes when we’re doing a good thing, we forget to look at it critically, to dissect our ambitions with it and to see if we’re really …

Stem Cells

Plato and Aristotle plan a symposium: a surreal take on academic conferences

Neatly summarising the insights first outlined in his earlier posts examining the merits of contemporary academic conferences, Donald Nicolson …

Science AMA Series. PLOS Science Wednesdays: I’m Jelte Wicherts, here to talk about a data simulation study published in PLOS ONE that showed why publishing everything is more effective than just publishing significant findings — AMA!

Hi Reddit, My name is Jelte Wicherts and I am an associate professor at Tilburg University in The Netherlands, where I lead the Human Factors in …