Tagged: communication

What’s behind phantom cellphone buzzes? - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 20, 2017

By Daniel J. Kruger, University of Michigan Have you ever experienced a phantom phone call or text? You’re convinced that you felt your phone vibrate in your pocket, or that you heard your ring tone. But when you check your phone, no one actually tried to get in touch with you. You then might plausibly wonder: “Is … Read More

Monday Micro – could microbes help our understanding of the evolution of language? - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 28, 2014

It seems far-fetched, but researchers are claiming that microbes could help us understand how language evolved, specifically combinatorial communication, in which two signals are used together to achieve an effect that is different to the sum of the effects of the component parts. Humans use combinatorial communication when we join words together to give a word with a new meaning. Read More

Mayim Bialik – Scientist & Actor - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 10, 2013

Recently, I posted a brilliant presentation from PhD student, Crystal Dilworth about the Myth of the Scientist. This was linked to by another website, drawing my attention to this presentation from Mayim Bialik about how she got into science. It is a great example of how an articulate and passionate mentor can draw people into the fascinating world … Read More

Science Communication at Yale iTunes U - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jul 06, 2012

I recently discovered that the iPad has an iTunes U application which allows access to a range of free university courses from a range of  universities and colleges. Exploring further I discovered a series of talks from Yale University on science writing and journalism, including “Science Journalism in an Irrational World” by Sharon Begley, senior health and science correspondent at … Read More

Climate Deniers make Major PR Blunder - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds May 05, 2012

Gareth reported yesterday that the Heartland Institute has invested in billboards that stoop to a new low in their attempt to undermine worldwide concerns about climate change. However, due to the resulting negative response both from their opponents and also their supporters, these billboards (others featured Charles Manson and Fidel Castro, while there were also plans to use … Read More

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