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Biofortified

Karl from Innoculated Mind is part of what looks to be an excellent new site called Biofortified. It’s a group blog on plant gentics–especially genetic engineering–written by grad students, professors, and the occasional guest expert. Check out today’s post on the debate over genetically engineered foods where you can weigh in on ‘what scares you‘…

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Last week I praised Eric Roston’s excellent new book The Carbon Age. Here he is on Tuesday’s The Colbert Report:

I spent much of Sunday examining the education system in this country and came across NSF’s Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 report. Most alarming is the scientific literacy section based on data from the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center. Moreover, if the examination methods were reasonable, I’m extremely troubled by the ladies’ overall…

More evidence the Research Triangle in North Carolina is where the sciblings are… Right now, Chris is on his way across the country to meet me in the NC for this weekend’s Science Blogging Conference. Expect to read coverage throughout the blogosphere as we have over 200 bloggers, scientists, journalists, blogger-scientists and blogger-journalists registered for…

Science + 1

In my latest “Science Progress” online column, I’ve tried for something a little bit off my beaten path. The piece takes, as its starting point, a recent Urban Institute study suggesting (among other things) that contrary to many lamentations from the science community, the real issue is not the failure to produce enough scientists and…

What on Earth?

As Chris hinted, the two of us have been hard at work on something extraordinary to be announced next week! Get ready for BIG news that we’re real excited to share here… In the mean time, posts today will introduce a couple of bright young authors. You see, last month I gave a lecture here…

Today’s the day! Check out my new blog CORRELATIONS – a collaboration between WIRED Science and PBS. My first post is up introducing myself and foreshadowing some upcoming topics I’ll be taking on alongside a very interesting mix of scientists and media experts. And please do let me know what you think… Suggestions for topics,…

On June 4, more than 120 people turned out for the Mooney/Nisbet Speaking Science 2.0 talk at the New York Academy of Sciences. The talk is now part of their online content, including an E-briefing summary along with the powerpoint slides synchronized with audio of our presentation. With this tool you can listen to the…

Communicating Science Broadly

Matt Nisbet has some heartening news: A science communication bill has been introduced in Congress, one that would fund the National Science Foundation to invest in training scientists to become better communicators. Committee chair Bart Gordon and Rep. Doris O. Matsui get the credit. This is a positive first step, albeit perhaps something of a…