30 January 2017

Enhance Your Science With Social Media: No…Really

Enhance Your Science With Social Media: No...Really

By Hanna Goss Two years ago, a scientist told me he wasn’t interested in social media because he thought it was a fad. That myth was shattered after social media played such a huge role in the recent U.S. election. Social media is powerful. What may not be as obvious is it can be a meaningful tool for you to enhance your science. After almost 20 years of being a …

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26 January 2017

Science politicians: a new path in non-academic careers

Science politicians: a new path in non-academic careers

What do you get when you mix a dearth of academic science positions and an under-representation of scientists in politics? Science politicians.

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23 January 2017

The Wikipedia Year of Science Comes to AGU16

The Wikipedia Year of Science Comes to AGU16

Rather than complain about Wikipedia, scientists at AGU16 decided to do something about it.

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16 January 2017

The need for action through scicomm

The need for action through scicomm

By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …

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10 January 2017

Geomojis as scicomm

Geomojis as scicomm

For many, emojis have become a part of everyday life. They act as signatures – smiley faces, frowns, you name it. Personally, I never really strayed far from those two, but there are hundreds, if not thousands out there. And, even though there are so many and such diversity, the sciences are not well represented. We’re out to change that.

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5 January 2017

Communicating Real Science in a time of Fake News

Communicating Real Science in a time of Fake News

Good popular science writing matters more than ever.

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30 December 2016

Sharing science with the public via the NCAR Explorer Series

Sharing science with the public via the NCAR Explorer Series

In the Boulder, CO area? Stop by NCAR for their public lecture Explorer Series!

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22 December 2016

Passing along gratitude

Passing along gratitude

Your research can have an impact in someone’s life…even if you’re not a great tipper.

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21 December 2016

The hard ideas (science) of big fast waves (tsunamis) explained simply

The hard ideas (science) of big fast waves (tsunamis) explained simply

One last cartoon from Miles Traer: “Inspired by the up-goer five comic from XKCD where I try to explain tsunami science using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language and the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 session NH51D: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science.”

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15 December 2016

Cartoon: The Food Lover’s Guide to Volcanoes

Cartoon: The Food Lover's Guide to Volcanoes

Magma chamber meets the pantry.

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