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2 August 2018
Americans have strong feelings about climate change. In addition to political affiliation, it turns out that how old you are can influence the degree to which you accept human-influenced clinate change
10 July 2018
The Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea has a long history of ritualistic cannibalism, resulting in a crippling outbreak of a degenerative brain disease called Kuru in the 1950’s. The epidemic devestated the tribe, but some survivors of the Kuru epidemic are now found to show signs of evolved Kuru resistance and possibly other degenerative neurological diseases.
3 July 2018
While my day-to-day life has shifted to science communication, storytelling, and podcasting (check out our newest episode!), I’m still and always will be an ecologist at heart. That’s why I’m so happy that AGU permits me to leave my desk job for three weeks every summer to serve as a professor of disease ecology for the University of Pittsburgh (my Alma mater) Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.
7 May 2018
On March 19, in a grassy enclosure at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, a northern white rhinoceros named Sudan died. He was the last of his kind.
12 February 2018
Wanna talk scicomm, policy, or outreach at OSM18? Find me!
5 February 2018
By Shane M Hanlon Our job in Sharing Science is to help scientists communicate more effectively. Turns out that we’re not the only ones who understand the value of this endeavor. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recognizes that “…climate change doesn’t communicate itself.” So, they’ve released a pretty great guide. Of note, they touch on six main principles: Be a confident communicator Talk about the real world, not abstract …
16 January 2018
What happens when two frustrated grad students set out to educate folks about science? Time Scavengers.
8 January 2018
This post was originally posted on AGU’s science policy blog The Bridge Are you a scientist interested in policy or journalism? Are you considering a career in policy or journalism? Did you sadly miss our event discussing our science policy and science writing fellowships? Well, you’re in luck! During Fall Meeting, AGU hosted its annual luncheon entitled “How to be a Congressional Science or Mass Media Fellow”. The event provided attendees the opportunity …
20 December 2017
Fall Meeting was awesome.
4 December 2017
It’s almost here. The time of year we all wait for with baited breath. FALL MEETING!