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Science. Communication. Community.

Pushing Past Discovery

Now that toxic pollution is common knowledge, is it possible to write a modern Silent Spring? What could be equally momentous for an environmental writer help us discover? Oddly enough, it may be our … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

You’re Getting Warmer

Welcome to summer! With Memorial Day just around the corner, let’s delve into some hot, warm, and cold topics. by Kerstin Nordstrom Hot: Grilling! It’s the season for fire in … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frisbee meets fluid: Skipping stones takes spin and skill

Letting the frogs out, baking pancakes, and making rabbit leaps – whatever you call it, the universal and simple game of skipping stones is science made tangible and fun.

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Can you explain your research in one sentence?

Summarizing research so that it can be understood by an audience of non-experts is a lot harder than it looks. Why not practice your elevator speech now? by Ian C. Campbell … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 2 Comments

So Long, SONGS?

How do you scrap an entire nuclear power plant?  Step One: auction off the stuff that’s not glowing. Then what? By Rebecca Widiss Last week, the ill-fated San Onofre Nuclear Generating … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Meetings

Now that the Internet exists, why do we still go to meetings? Is a more general conference better or worse than a specific one?   by Kerstin Nordstrom About two … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Misleading with pictures: The pitfalls of data visualization

Rectangles and rainbows may not be the best way to visualize scientific data. Scientists and communicators are changing their thinking about the most appropriate way to represent data without bias. … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · 1 Comment