Tagged: science communication

Wanted: The Brangelina of science - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 02, 2013

by Emma Timewell Earlier this year I heard Professor Brian Cox (not to be confused with the actor Brian Cox) talk at the British Science Association Science Communicators Conference. Brian Cox has become a big name in British TV over the past five years, something he openly admits has only happened due to his incense that UK physics funding, including that for one … Read More

Otago looking for another science communication professor - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 09, 2013

Well this is exciting – the University of Otago’s Centre for Science Communication is undertaking a worldwide search for a science communication academic to join the Dunedin-based centre run by Professor Lloyd Davis. Prof Lloyd Davis The Centre for Science Communication is New Zealand’s only dedicated science communication academic centre and has won worldwide acclaim for its work … Read More

Deborah Blum's creative science writing - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 08, 2013

if you have read The Poisoner’s Handbook, or any of Professor Deborah Blum‘s science features, you’ve probably marveled at how she spins a gripping story woven through with well laid-out scientific concepts.  Professor Deborah Blum Take, for instance, her Slate feature about the US Government’s little-known Prohibition-era bid to stop people drinking – poisoning the industrial alcohol … Read More

Aussies petition for more science news – should we? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 24, 2013

A group of science students and researchers at Queensland University have started a petition seeking 20,000 names in support of a letter urging Australian youth radio network Triple J to feature more science news. The group dubbed And in Science quote research from ANU University that suggests the public is very interested in stories about science, health, new … Read More

A tale of two passions - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jun 06, 2013

(Presenting science in a public debate.) In a discussion following her post about the decision by the Hamilton city council to abandon fluorination of their water, Alison felt that scientists were disadvantaged in not showing passion in presenting their case. She writes from the view of those opposing what is considered sound science, If you’re frightened by something, & those … Read More

Reader feedback invited for Waiology - Waiology

Waiology Apr 09, 2013

By Daniel Collins Waiology has been running for the better part of two years now, and has just completed a significant series on water governance. And as Waiology moves ahead, it would be very helpful to know what you think about the blog. Are you happy with the status quo? What’s good or not so good? How useful and … Read More