Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2021 issue of The Scientist.

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2021 issue of The Scientist.

science communication
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff, Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Jonny Coates | Apr 14, 2021
At a time of fast-paced science and rampant misinformation, can we trust the non–peer-reviewed literature?
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Harini Barath | Mar 5, 2021
An interactive online forum keeps Indian kids busy with science while they are stuck indoors during the pandemic.
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Bryan Sykes, Ancestral Genetics Expert, Dies at 73
Lisa Winter | Jan 12, 2021
Sykes sequenced famous ancient remains, such as Ötzi and Cheddar Man, and was one of the first researchers to use mitochondrial DNA to trace genetic lineages.
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020
Effectively relating science to the public is a science in itself, and expertise on a topic doesn’t guarantee expertise in explaining it.
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Science and Policy Collide During the Pandemic
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020
COVID-19 has laid bare some of the pitfalls of the relationship between scientific experts and policymakers—but some researchers say there are ways to make it better.
Special Report
Surgisphere Sows Confusion About Another Unproven COVID-19 Drug
Surgisphere Sows Confusion About Another Unproven COVID-19 Drug
Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2020
The company behind a now-discredited study on hydroxychloroquine also posted a report that has been cited by Latin American governments recommending ivermectin as a possible coronavirus treatment. Clinicians there say the effects have been extremely damaging.
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
John D. Loike | Feb 14, 2020
Scientists can provide essential information to educate the public about the coronavirus.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Painting Dinosaurs, early 20th century
Diana Kwon | Jan 1, 2019
Charles R. Knight’s illustrations shaped the public’s view of prehistoric life.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
Two new allegations surfaced last week, following an earlier accusation of rape.
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Marine Biologist Susan Williams Dies
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
The UC Davis researcher was an advocate of ocean conservation and science communication.
Russian Sites Promote Anti-GMO Articles, Study Finds
Russian Sites Promote Anti-GMO Articles, Study Finds
Jim Daley | Feb 28, 2018
RT and Sputnik publish stories about GMOs more often than US outlets, and typically portray them in a negative light.
Opinion: 11 Best Science Podcasts
Opinion: 11 Best Science Podcasts
Matthew Eckwahl | Dec 28, 2017
Long road trip over the holidays? Endless pipetting at the bench? Here’s how to keep your brain occupied.
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Opinion: Tales from the Nonacademic Career Path
Anna Kriebs | Sep 2, 2017
Graduate students from The Scripps Research Institute share how they prepared to enter policy, law, biotech, and beyond.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 16, 2017
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Online Platform Aims to Facilitate Replication Studies
Dalmeet Singh Chawla | Apr 7, 2017
A volunteer-run database called StudySwap, which launched in beta last month, is starting to gain momentum.  
Opinion: Welcome to SciComm
Opinion: Welcome to SciComm
Shane M. Hanlon | Mar 9, 2017
New to science communication? Here’s how to get started.