Science communication

Category archives for Science communication

Immortal Animals and Other Curiosities

Can animals be immortal?

14 Ways to Skin a FOX {News}

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…

Blogging Pro Bono

Photo source. The blogosphere can be a strange world for writers, offering vistas as broad ranging and fickle as human nature itself. Bloggers relying on pageviews for sustenance, even those who do not, face the challenge of attracting as many readers as possible, sometimes at the cost of becoming an uncivil “woo meister,” provocateur or…

Blindly Supporting Blind Faith

American taxpayers are supporting more and more private faith-based schools, including anti-science creationist curricula, whether you like it or not.

Poop Factor

Photo source. My recent post “Inquiring Readers Want to Know: “Why is My Poop Green?” generated an extraordinary amount of interest. Why?

Psychopaths in the Boardroom?

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.

“My Prof Got Run Over by an iPod”

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.

2011 Miss USA: “Huge Science Geek”!

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?