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Notable Science Quotes
Leaving Twitter, improving science communication, understanding the dangers of avian flu, and more
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes

Leaving Twitter, improving science communication, understanding the dangers of avian flu, and more

Leaving Twitter, improving science communication, understanding the dangers of avian flu, and more

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What’s the Future of Science Twitter?
Katherine Irving | Nov 11, 2022 | 2 min read
In the wake of Elon Musk’s takeover, many researchers are exploring their options with the open-source platform Mastodon.
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New NAS Awards Honor Science Communication in “Post-Truth World”
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Oct 27, 2022 | 7 min read
The Scientist speaks with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill, who won one of the 24 awards recognizing efforts to communicate scientific issues to the general public.
Mind the Graph
Seeing Science: How to Visually Explain Complex Concepts
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team and Mind the Graph | 4 min read
Scientists turn to an easy, plug-and-play platform to visually translate their work.
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AAAS Shutters Its Center for Public Engagement
Andy Carstens | Aug 26, 2022 | 4 min read
The center oversaw programs such as the Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship, many of which will continue.
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Opinion: How to Confront Anti-Science Sentiment
Bill Sullivan | Mar 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Reaching a science skeptic is not a matter of credentials; it’s a matter of heart.
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Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
Nicholas Friedman and Stephen Esser | Jan 17, 2022 | 4 min read
The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.
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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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Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2021 issue of The Scientist.
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Opinion: In Defense of Preprints
Richard Sever and John Inglis | Nov 11, 2021 | 3 min read
In response to two November 2021 articles in The Scientist that called out preprints as a source of medical misinformation, the cofounders of bioRxiv and medRxiv say it’s not the publishing model that’s at fault.
Photographs of the October 2021 issue's contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2021 issue of The Scientist.
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Opinion: Include Public Outreach Plans in Grant Requirements
Matthew Woodruff and Alexander Woodruff | Apr 29, 2021 | 3 min read
Tying federal research funding to scientists’ efforts to inform and engage the public can help fix widespread indifference to science.
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Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Jonny Coates | Apr 14, 2021 | 4 min read
At a time of fast-paced science and rampant misinformation, can we trust the non–peer-reviewed literature?
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Q&A: “Talk to a Scientist” Webinar Series for Kids
Harini Barath | Mar 5, 2021 | 4 min read
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
Lisa Winter | Jan 12, 2021 | 3 min read
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.
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Opinion: Being Scientists Doesn’t Make Us Science Communicators
Sarah Anderson | Dec 17, 2020 | 3 min read
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
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2020 | 8 min read
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
Catherine Offord | Jun 16, 2020 | 10+ min read
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.
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Opinion: Scientists’ Obligations During the COVID-19 Outbreak
John D. Loike | Feb 14, 2020 | 3 min read
Scientists can provide essential information to educate the public about the coronavirus.
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Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2019 issue of The Scientist.
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