Tagged: science communcation

Luciferin, Luciferase, etymology, & innuendo - BioBlog

Alison Campbell Feb 17, 2021

On Friday (5 February) we went for a walk in the Karangahake Gorge, and were very happy to discover (during the Windows Walk) that there are glow-worms in the darker parts of the mine workings. (Strictly speaking they’re glow-maggots as they’re the larvae of small flies/midges, but that is perhaps less attractive to the ear ) These little … Read More

Why Do So Many Astronomy Discoveries Fail to Live Up to the Hype? - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 20, 2021

Dan Falk Britons who switched on their TVs to “Good Morning Britain” on the morning of Sept. 15, 2020, were greeted by news not from our own troubled world, but from neighboring Venus. Piers Morgan, one of the hosts, was talking about a major science story that had surfaced the previous day, informing his viewers that “there may … Read More

Science writing is everywhere - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 02, 2011

Science writers are everywhere, or at least so it seems sometimes. And there are numerous wonderful events and conferences, worldwide, every year, aimed at getting them (us?*) together to talk about the challenges and issues around trying to communicate science to people, well, outside of science itself. Admittedly, within science, … Read More