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Posts tagged with "Science Communication"

  • Championing Science: Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers
    Roger D. Aines and Amy L. Aines


    Emotional intelligence and other “soft skills” are key to communicating with science stakeholders

    Scientists the world over use a familiar formula when communicating their research findings to their peers. Typically, a focused introduction is followed by a description of the methods used and the results obtained. The report concludes with a discussion of what the results mean in a broader context. But as reductions in government funding for… Read More
  • The Fight Against Doubt: How to Bridge the Gap Between Scientists and the Public
    Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann

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    A pair of philosophers offer a new perspective on problematic dissent in science

    Within Inmaculada de Melo-Martín and Kristen Intemann’s The Fight Against Doubt is a vital observation: “As important as science is for sound public policy…a focus on the science can take us only so far.” I wholeheartedly agree. Since changing careers from science and public policy-making to philosophy, I’ve been on a quest to answer the… Read More
  • Film

    A new film celebrates a mid-century illustrator who stoked imaginations with prescient comics

    Directed by Brett Ryan Bonowicz (The Perfect 46, 2014), Closer Than We Think is an eponymous documentary about a mid–20th-century comic strip and its creator, Arthur Radebaugh. The film provides important insight into what made the comic a foundation for other popular science fiction endeavors. More important, however, it shows how the strip directly encouraged… Read More
  • If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating
    Alan Alda

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    PODCAST: Q&A with Alan Alda

      For 14 years, Alan Alda served as the host of PBS’s Scientific American Frontiers, where he helped scientists share their work with a wider audience. This week on the Science podcast, Alda argues that communication is critical to good science, discussing how researchers can use empathy and improvisation to improve their messaging. To hear… Read More