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Science and social media: Are we using social media to its full capacity?

“To put it in 140 characters or less, social media and science found each other in 2012″ – Mary Ann Giordano, New York Times

With one in seven people actively using Facebook and more than 340 million people on Twitter, its safe (and actually quite obvious and a bit boring) to say that social media has well and truly established itself. 327 more words


Neil deGrasse Tyson Part 1: The Art of Scientific Communication

Earth Day was on Wednesday this week and on Monday I attended the Earth Day Conference hosted by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

And I got to hear Neil deGrasse Tyson speak. 596 more words


Fossil sandboxes are terrible

Today, I need to take a moment to rail against one of the most reliably entertaining and beloved of museum attractions – fossil sandboxes. These activities are nearly ubiquitous at paleontology-related parks and museums, and some of them can be quite large and elaborate. 647 more words


O is for Ocean Acidification

We all know that CO2 emissions are warming the planet.  Or at least, most of us do.  What often goes unreported is the effect of carbon dioxide on the worlds’ oceans.   786 more words

Science Writing

Publishing - a curse or a blessing?

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Earlier on our blog we were reporting on a scientific researcher’s working day, and how experiments are planed and conducted… 1,096 more words


Writing Science Shows with Young People

I’ve been working with secondary pupils to help them to write and perform science shows in a project called Museums2Go. The pupils were based in… 526 more words


Cyclists Make Good Phenologists

The sun is shining, the hawthorn is in blossom, green leaves are budding in trees left right and centre and the woodland floor is carpeted with wild garlic flowers, wood anemone and bluebells. 954 more words