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21 December 2021

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?

The movement of the San Isidro landslide in Peru, and a possible relationship with the 28 November 2021 Northern Peru earthquake?


29 October 2021

The mobility of a rolling volcanic boulder

A remarkable video from the Cumbre Vieja eruption on La Palma shows the high level of mobility of an almost spherical boulder moving on a slope with few obstructions. Indiana Jones could face a greater hazard is Raiders of the Lost Ark is ever remade.


30 November 2020

So you wanna host a Twitter takeover…

A few years ago, when we in Sharing Science first stood up our Twitter account, I had the idea to take over the @IAmSciComm rocur account. Basically, @IAmSciComm (along with all of these accounts) allows users to take control for various periods of time to talk about things related to the account, in this case, scicomm. It was a great experience that allowed us to let the world know about the scicomm tips, tools, and resources that we have, as well as good marketing for our fledgling Twitter account. 


9 September 2020

Want to do outreach but don’t know where to start? We got you.

Science communication is a catch-all phrase that means so many things. Even when narrowing it down to scientists talking about their research to (mostly) non-scientists, there are still so many avenues and places to start.


8 June 2020

All the ways you can share your science online via Sharing Science

By Shane M Hanlon In-person communication is not happening right now. There’s no other/nicer/softer way to put it. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t communicate your science. We in Sharing Science and AGU more broadly have slew of ways you can scicomm via different mediums and with a whole range of time investment. So, ranked from least amount of time to the most, here is our comprehensive list of …


2 March 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020: SciComm, professional devo, non-academic advice, & more!

Last week was the Ocean Sciences (Oceans) meeting in San Diego, a joint a meeting between AGU, ASLO, and TOS. I personally love Oceans as it’s an opportunity to do my job while also having time to actually go to sessions.


6 January 2020

Fall Meeting was amazing. What now?

Now that the holiday season is (largely) over, we’re reflecting here at Sharing Science on the successes of Fall Meeting and where we go from here.


2 December 2019

SciComm, policy, and outreach at AGU19!

♩It’s the most, wonderful tiiiiiiiime, of the year! ♫ 


14 August 2019

Wakelet – the new (& in my opinion better) Storify

I spend a lot of time on social media, specifically Twitter. It’s my job. Our @AGU_SciComm account is one of the primary ways to disseminate Sharing Science information, AGU happenings, new science in the field of scicomm, popular science pieces around policy and communication, and more. Twitter is also where I turn to for hashtag campaigns, especially those centered around AGU.


25 March 2019

Moon Madness 2019

Announcing the 2019 Milky Way Division I Moon Championships hosted by @theAGU.
Tuesday, March 26 – Monday, April 8.

16 competitors, 15 matches, one moon champion.


21 March 2018

Twitter #EarthquakeCup is in full swing

In the grand tradition of #MammalMarchMadness, the exceedingly popular Twitter-poll-based geeky sciencey alternative to the US’s eponymous basketball tournament, which grew to extraordinary popularity after its inception by evolutionary biologist @Mammals_Suck […milk] (a.k.a. Katie Hinde), natural scientists have spawned a staggering array of spinoff competitions in their own fields. As it sweeps through the subdisciplines of geology, the phenomenon has arrived at earthquakes. Having a poll-based competition among history’s “greatest” …


22 February 2017

The first 100 days of climate science

Climate Central is underscoring the value of science and rational approaches to policy making over the first 100 days our new President is in office with facts, stories, and videos


4 February 2017

Allow us to introduce you to an #actuallivingscientist

I hope everyone takes the next step and shares this amazing collection of tweets with their friends, neighbors, local K-12 school teachers, etc. A virtual introduction to a scientist is great, but imagine the impact if we help kids and adults meet and speak with an #actuallivingscientist ….


25 January 2017

Smokey Goes Rogue!

There are some strange things happening on the National Park Service Twitter accounts. It seems that someone posted factual information about climate change on the Twitter account for Badlands National Park  (South Dakota) on Tuesday, but the tweets were deleted. Not, however, before being captured and spread worldwide to an even larger audience than would have ever noticed them: The data is not the issue here since it’s spot on, …


8 August 2016

A #SeriousAcademic on social media? Yes, you can…

Being a #SeriousAcademic on social media is a choice – a choice that can be incredibly successful and rewarding. Community-building and communication are all possible – with the right attitude.


2 November 2014

Need motivation to write? Join #AcaDoWriMo this November

Need some help getting started on writing that next manuscript, or finishing up an old one that has been sitting around for much too long? Join scientists during the month of November as they support each other with #AcaDoWriMo.


6 January 2014

Can/Should Tweets Become Advertisements?

So here’s a tweet that made me do a double-take… “Journalists active on Twitter have to be hyper-aware that what they write may be used in ways they never imagined” — Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) January 6, 2014 Can you imagine, even for those of us that are not journalists, having your tweet appear in a full-page ad in The New York Times without your permission, and even after you …


16 December 2013

More than your (past) employer may see what you post on Twitter

This is great: this pub just fired the head chef but forgot he was running their twitter: — James Bloodworth (@J_Bloodworth) December 16, 2013 As a personal rule, I do not follow any of my students on Twitter (even if current students follow me), unless they are doing undergraduate research projects with me (I find Twitter a great way to connect with them, especially when we are at conferences, …


21 November 2013

Automation, Weather Warnings, and Social Media

This is a guest post from The Digital Meteorologist by Nate Johnson at WRAL-TV at Raleigh in North Carolina. It brings up just one of the multitude of issues that forecasters face as we move into a world where social media is a prime source of news information. As Twitter, Facebook, and other social media began to take hold in weather centers and news rooms across the country a few …


30 June 2013

Why Depending On Facebook for Severe Weather Warnings is A Bad Idea

James Spann  (meteorologist for the ABC affiliate in Birmingham, AL.)  spoke at the AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology last week, and made an interesting point about using social media for weather warnings. Be very careful! Young people especially tend to get most of their news and information from mobile devices, using social media apps etc. During the record tornado outbreak in April 2011, many viewers had no power, or were …