Category archives for Science communication
Photo Source, D W S’ Flickr Photostream. Dr. Cynthia Boaz, an assistant professor of political science at Sonoma State University, published a thoughtful article at Truthout that deconstructs an example of a news media outlet that is not “fair and balanced.” I would like to share her analysis as “14 Ways to Skin a FOX…
American taxpayers are supporting more and more private faith-based schools, including anti-science creationist curricula, whether you like it or not.
Photo source. My recent post “Inquiring Readers Want to Know: “Why is My Poop Green?” generated an extraordinary amount of interest. Why?
My colleague Prof. Mark Boguski at the Harvard Medical School shared a provocative quote: True? Not all psychopaths are in prison. Some are in the Boardroom.
Liquid mountaineering. Photo source. Curiouser and curiouser… Intrigued by your interests on ScienceBlogs, I did an experiment.
Photo source, San Jose Library Flickr Photostream. So you’re on ScienceBlogs. What interests you, what are you looking for? As a regular blogger, I wanted to know.
Miss California Alyssa Campanella wins the 2011 Miss USA Pageant. In preliminary judging, Campenella supported teaching evolution in public schools. In the finals, she gave a complex answer on legalizing marijuana. Photo Credit: By Valerie Macon, AFP/Getty Images This is my favorite story of the day: The newly crowned Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella, 21, of…
Source: Sheep purple Flickr Photostream. Big Ag and antibiotics are becoming a lightning rod for a culture war of facts. Does agricultural use of antibiotics contribute to their diminishing effectiveness in people?
I have been writing recently about the role of science in advertising as the “new glam.” A Yoplait television ad brings a new dimension to this discussion. Is it possible for TV ads to deliver subliminal potentially harmful messages, whether intentional or not?