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Record of the Week (Week of 31 March 2014)

Another dose of science, technology and society (STS) literature with extended section on the latest IPCC climate change report.

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Top Ten Popular Science Books

I recently got a request to recommend some popular science books that don’t assume any scientific knowledge on the part of the reader. I was surprised at how hard it was to think of books, because to be honest, most pop science books do seem to assume that you have some fluency in science ideas or jargon, if at a lesser level than a scientist would. 451 more words


Things to look forward to – A webseries on the research in the Canadian Arctic!

March and April are truly absurd months. However, spring has arrived, and with it, it brings things to which we can look forward – notably, there is a new… 7 more words

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A chocolate conundrum

The British Science Association (BSA) has posted two ‘spring experiments’ for young people to try at home or in school on their website. One, involving eggs, has a small explanation about why the observed results are occurring but the other, about… 294 more words

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The Cambridge Science Festival

This originally appeared at: http://blogs.egu.eu/palaeoblog/?p=1152

Last night, I was honoured to have spoken at the final evening lecture at the Cambridge Science Festival, along with… 2,269 more words


Populations within populations: drug resistance and malaria control

This week the winners of the Access to Understanding competition were announced at an event celebrating communication of scientific research. Competition entrants were challenged to take a cutting-edge research paper and explain it to a non-special audience, covering what the research entailed and why it matters. 915 more words

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