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What’s the Future of Science Twitter?
In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.
What’s the Future of Science Twitter?
What’s the Future of Science Twitter?

In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.

In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.

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Did Researchers Really Uncover the Cause of SIDS?
Dan Robitzski | May 18, 2022 | 10 min read
An interesting but preliminary biomarker study’s reception illustrates the challenges of conducting and communicating nuanced research in the era of social media.
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Making the Most of Media Interviews
Katarina Zimmer | May 16, 2022 | 10+ min read
As the pandemic has underscored the importance—and benefits—of communicating science to the general public, it’s also highlighted the challenges that researchers can face in speaking with journalists.
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Robert Malone Targets Physician Who Alerted Medical Board to Misinformation
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2022 | 8 min read
A Hawaii hospital worker who reported the controversial scientist to the Maryland Board of Physicians was subjected to harassment and a retaliatory complaint after Malone made his name and location public.
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Twitter’s Science Stars Fight Misinformation
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2022 | 10+ min read
COVID-19 has thrown science and scientists into the spotlight. Some have accepted the challenge, amassing hundreds of thousands of followers and using the ongoing pandemic as a “teachable moment.”
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