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Science Gone Social
Sara K. Yeo, Michael A. Xenos, Dietram A. Scheufele, Michael A. Cacciatore, Dominique Brossard | Sep 30, 2014
Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Sep 30, 2014
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
How Long Is Too Long?
Tracy Vence | Aug 27, 2014
Readers discuss the varied amounts of time they’ve waited for journals to respond to or act on their concerns regarding published papers.
Introducing the “K Index”
Tracy Vence | Jul 30, 2014
The Kardashian Index reflects how a scientist’s social media presence stacks up against her citation record.
Tracy Vence | Dec 11, 2013
A new analysis finds is no link between a researcher’s citations and Twitter mentions of her scientific research.
Making a Case for Social Media
Erin Weeks | Sep 11, 2013
Twitter can help scientists build networks, develop ideas, and spread their work, report says.
Fly-Wrangling and Undesirable Snacks
Kate Yandell | Sep 3, 2013
A humorous Twitter hashtag helps paint a picture of what science initiation rituals might look like.
Week in Review, July 1–5
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2013
Fraudulent journal editor?; fat cells detect temp, generate heat; the importance of social media in science communication; functional livers from iPSCs; antibiotics damage mitochondria
Opinion: Tweeting to the Top
Sara K. Yeo et al. | Jul 2, 2013
The lines between scholarly and traditional forms of popular communication are fading, and scientists need to take advantage.
Website Tracks Happiness Using Twitter
Kate Yandell | May 1, 2013
The day of the Boston Marathon bombings scored lower on the index than any other day since measurements began nearly 5 years ago.