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Opinion: Debunking Junk
Opinion: Debunking Junk
Edward Marks | Feb 9, 2015
With more and more bad science infiltrating the media landscape, it’s time for researchers to speak up.
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Opinion: Beyond Partisanship in Biopolitics
Matthew C. Nisbet and Ezra M. Markowitz | Feb 18, 2014
Concerns about the relationship between science and society transcend traditional political differences.
Public View of Science in EU
Public View of Science in EU
Tracy Vence | Nov 18, 2013
A new public opinion poll shows European Union citizens feel favorably about science and technology, but in the dark about advances in the fields.
Opinion: Who We Work For
Opinion: Who We Work For
Mary Woolley | Nov 5, 2013
On winning hearts, minds, and votes for science
The King of Turtles
The King of Turtles
Christoph Irmscher | May 1, 2013
American naturalist Louis Agassiz had a zeal for collecting that encouraged a nation to engage with nature.
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Book Excerpt from Louis Agassiz: Creator of American Science
Christoph Irmscher | May 1, 2013
In Chapter 4, “Darwin’s Barnacles, Agassiz’s Jellyfish,” author Christoph Irmscher describes his subject’s obsession with marine organisms.
Your Thesis in 180 Seconds
Your Thesis in 180 Seconds
Dan Cossins | Apr 26, 2013
Three-Minute Thesis competitions are designed to help young researchers refine their communication skills, but not everyone is convinced they are effective.
Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan
Vaccines Workers Killed in Pakistan
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 19, 2012
Five workers at anti-polio campaigns were shot at close range this week, creating a major setback for efforts to prevent the crippling disease.
Pixel Perfect
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Presenting the best life science images and videos of 2012
Opinion: Scientistsā€™ Intuitive Failures
Matthew C. Nisbet and Dietram A. Scheufele | Jul 23, 2012
Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.