Tag: science communication

A Scientist’s Field Guide to the Media

Forget the complex research process. And the introduction, abstract, methods and conclusion. You need to boil it all down for a three-minute radio segment. Where to begin? Our researcher offers insider tips.

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Can We Restore…Everything? 100 Words from Hobbs, Ellis, Marvier & Others

Is the concept of the “novel ecosystem” — that which human activity has irreversibly morphed into a new state — a dangerous one for conservation? We asked seven scientists for their quick takes.

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Communicating Climate Change and the Scientific Delusional Disorder

The reluctance of scientists to become advocates for action — is it just science being science, or a group delusion of “conservative data rats” that the way to truth is more important than truth itself…or is it both?

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Whale Pelvises, Pigeon Toes and Bee Belly Bacteria

Also in our best of the web: 2014 State of the Birds report, laser-mapping Earth’s forests, China gets cap-and-trade, and really smart fish.

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Marmoset Mimicry, Teaching Fish to Walk, and Beetles Invasion

Also in our best of the web: remembering Martha, citizen scientists everywhere, a blueprint for climate cooperation and where to build roads.

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Woodpecker Skull Design, Novel Ecosystems, Yawning Wolves and More

Also in our best of the web: bamboo reinforcements, climate inertia, bison return to Tribal lands, and E.O Wilson’s audacious plan.

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Weekend Book Picks: The Unpersuadables

Looking for a great read this Labor Day weekend? Take a virtual among the “enemies of science” — smart people who believe strange things — with Will Storr’s book The Unpersuadables.

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Alluring Boomslang, Scaly Pangolin and Disappearing Aspen

Also in this week’s best of the web: social networks for science, averting bird-window collisions, biodiversity surveys go local, and reconstructing Acadia’s trails.

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Bike-Friendly Cities, Overheated Trout and Protein 2.0

Also in our best of the web: right whale baby boom, turtle hatchapalooza, scientists as human shields, and water as therapy

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Turtle Talk, Living with Sharks, Carbon Tax Repeal and More

Also in our best of the web: climate and kidney stones, sexual harassment in the field, nature and innovation, flying versus driving and more on sea stars.

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Eyes of the Tiger, Tree-Hugging Koalas & Brainy Bees

Also in our best of the web: the bats are back, better than laser vision, chameleons vs. octopuses, something more frightening than piranhas, and more.

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Plastic from Methane, Toxic Toads & Robo-Crocodiles

Also in our best of the web: conopid flies, cliff swallow acrobatics, science of fire, tools for innovation and extraordinary images of water around the world.

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Lost Snakes, Returning Snails & Jellyfish Locomotion

Also in our best of the web: fire communication and conservation, NASA for the oceans, a school of stingrays, and Mr. Wizard goes to Washington.

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Seeds on Loan, Solar Windows & At-Risk (and Way Cool) Birds

Also in our best of the web: NOAA nods to saltwater sport fishers, springtime rattlesnake confab, golf courses for conservation, and a bit more TED-tweaking.

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Plant Zombies, Cannibal Tadpoles & the Fading Tuatara

Also in our best of the web: punk frogs, sea serpents on video, sadistic trolls (really), Masai fencing innovation, and Peter Matthiessen remembered

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