science communication

New media rules hit UK government scientists

Science communication bodies have criticised a UK Government code for civil servants requiring ministerial approval before they talk to the media. The UK’s Civil Service Code was updated this month requiring the pre-authorisation, which in theory also applies to scientists working for the government in units such as the Met Office and the National Institute […]

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Otago looking for another science communication professor

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. The Centre for Science Communication is New Zealand’s only dedicated science communication academic centre and has won worldwide acclaim for its work […]

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Deborah Blum's creative science writing

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.  Take, for instance, her Slate feature about the US Government’s little-known Prohibition-era bid to stop people drinking – poisoning the industrial alcohol bootleggers […]

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