All posts tagged with public engagement

Link: Scientists and ‘science denial’

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A short essay by Kari Fischer from the New York Academy of Sciences, in The Scientist: “Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong”.

Wellcome Trust funds public engagement

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The Wellcome Trust, a major funder of biomedical research in the UK, has made a new 4.5 million pound investment in public engagement, as explained by Clare ...

Marapo Stones and Bones project

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I was on the road when this announcement came out, but now that I’m back to regular blogging I want to share it more broadly:

Speak up and matter

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Current Biology is running a short editorial by Geoffrey North, wishy-washing its way through a non-opinion about the value of blogging in science (“Social M...

"Can you help me with my report?"

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Lately, I’ve been getting an increasing number of e-mail requests from middle school and high school students, whose teachers have assigned them projects tha...

Pseudoscience and TED

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Phil Plait discusses (“TEDx Talks: Some Ideas Are Not Worth Spreading”) a public letter from the TED organizers to their derivative TEDx community: “A letter...

"Hair-pullingly frustrating to read"

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Greg Downey and Daniel Lende ponder the rhetorical evils of NY Times columnist Thomas Friedman and why anthropologists should be better writers: “Thomas Frie...

What's wrong with anthropology?

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Anthropologies is an online project organized by Ryan Anderson that brings together voices reflecting the state of the discipline today. The current volume h...

Engaging with the public

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Alice Bell raises an essential question: “Whats this public engagement with science thing then?”

Madison Science Pub profiled

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Ron Seely of the Wisconsin State Journal has a nice story in today’s (Sunday) edition about the Madison Science Pub (“Science Pub organizer taps scientists f...