Category archives for Science communication
Yes, I am well aware of skeptics of The Huffington Post, especially in coverage of science, medicine and technology. Skepticism is a healthy process in science. So let’s look at the facts.
When I was an undergraduate student in Chemistry, I was treated to an unforgettable lecture by Prof. Carl Trindel on symmetry in nature. Vi Hart’s example takes this concept in a mathematical direction with depth, insight and beauty. Enjoy!
“Daddy, do you know where this cheese came from?”
Source. A newsworthy study about a genetic signature of centenarians published in Science has not stood up to scrutiny by the blogosphere and peer scientists and has now been formally retracted by the authors.
Source. Disagreements can arouse passions. The blogosphere can be a battlefield, with rapid fire blog posts and comments flying to and fro, sometimes helpful and thoughtful, sometimes off point unbridled ranting.
Winners (from left to right): Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose, Naomi Shah Girls swept all three age categories at Google’s first science fair!
Ridue‘s Flickr photostream. This is not an endorsement for use of marijuana. I’ve always known that scientists and the news media don’t get along so well, but this is a bit much.