Tagged: science communication

Sidebar scientists - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 19, 2009

One suggestion I made as the Science Media Centre (SMC) was set up was to encourage media to use experts to complement journalists’ stories with a sidebar of the “bare bones” of the science associated with the story. Everyone will know how this works. Readers who want more than the storyline or who want “just the … Read More

Science podcasts - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Oct 10, 2009

For those of you who prefer to get your science in aural form, I thought I’d share a couple of excellent sites for podcasts.  Both of these sites succeed in making science entertaining for the public, covering both breaking science stories and discussing the science of everyday phenomena.  The Naked Scientists are a group of researchers from [...] … Read More

Warrior genes and the disease of being a scientist - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Sep 15, 2009

The past few days, headlines like “Maori don’t have warrior gene” and “Maori warrior gene debunked” have been all over the media. This has left me with a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, and thinking that this sounds a lot like media hype/oversimplification of what is a very complex area of research.  To [...] … Read More