Tagged: science communication

Outreach sections for research papers? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 17, 2012

Chris Gunter and Anne Osterrieder in writing A modest proposal for an outreach section in scientific publications (in Genome Biology) suggested: We propose that scientific publications include a short section, akin to the acknowledgments at the end, which lists several outreach activities related to the paper. These could be new resources that the authors have created, or … Read More

New Zealand and Australian university students – win $1500 writing about science - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 14, 2012

NewScientist magazine are offering a science writing competition, closing September 21st, for New Zealand and Australian university students (undergraduate or postgraduate). The first three placed individuals win cash prizes of $1500, $750 and $250, respectively.* Articles can be either, a short feature report, in third person, discussing a scientific breakthrough or issue … Read More

O Occam's - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 29, 2012

Occasionally science bloggers make it to the mainstream. I’ve been too busy lately to bring this news to you sooner but one of my favourite crowds of science bloggers have cornered space at British newspaper stawart The Guardian’s website. Occam’s Typewriter clearly takes part of it’s name from the well-known principle of parsimony, … Read More

Communication and trust in medicine - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 14, 2012

For Dunedin locals: talks on this evening (free entry; refreshments before). We talk a lot about science communication here. Quite a few of the topics we cover relate to health or medical issues. One element that may underlie some people’s taking unsound positions on their  health and medicine choices is a weakening of communication … Read More

Grizzly Beastly Magically Science Stories in Museums - Digging the Dirt

Brigid Gallagher Jul 31, 2012

Of late I have been caught up with young children and the real world of a heritage conservation and archaeology business. But now I am back and wanted to kick off  with some thoughts about a small museum. One that is fairly typical of many we have visited and have littered about NZ.  This weekend I was seduced by a heritage museum website.  It reeled me in … Read More

When science writing is King - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 09, 2012

If you are a blogger writer or science communicator, you should seriously consider checking out the upcoming Writing Science event being held at the Michael King Writers’ Centre in Auckland in October. I’ll be there and the programme looks pretty impressive. What’s the workshop about? The following quote from the workshop promotional material pretty much sums it up: “..There is increasing … Read More