Wiki of Science Communication Blogs, Websites, and Articles
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2017-03-14 21:23:35 UTC
@SciBlogHub spreadsheet of many science communication blogs
"Compound Interest is a site that aims to take a closer look at the chemical compounds we come across on a day-to-day basis. It also provides graphics for educational purposes, both for teacher and student use."
Food and Farm Discussion Lab
"Food and Farm Discussion Group is dedicated to create a space of civil, skeptical exploration of the unresolved and contentious issues relating to agriculture, nutrition, and food systems. The emphasis is on an evidence based approach to these questions and sharing high quality sources and resources."
Cami Ryan's Camistry
"For over 20 years, I have worked in the area of agriculture and ag sciences and most of that time as a public sector researcher. I love research and have been lucky to be involved in many interesting projects over the years -> innovation and agriculture policy, social networks and social network analysis, science communication and public perceptions of agriculture and science."
"Biting off more than I can chew..."
Ask an Entomologist
"Got questions about bugs? We have the answers!"
"You can learn anything. For free. For everyone. Forever."
Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
"Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations."
The Department of Life Sciences Communication
"The Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin–Madison offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral education in science communication. Our research, teaching, and outreach focus on both applied and theoretical communication issues. A degree in LSC prepares students for professional and academic careers related to communicating about health, the environment, agriculture, and the biological sciences in an era of rapid technological change and media convergence."
"James Kennedy is a VCE Chemistry teacher at Haileybury, one of Australia’s largest and leading independent schools. He has 5 years’ teaching and tutoring experience in Cambridge, Melbourne and Beijing."
Food Safety News
"Food Safety News was founded in 2009 to fill a void. At the time, both print and broadcast media were facing consolidation and budget cuts. Dedicated reporters on the food, health and safety beats were being reassigned or seeing their positions disappear altogether. Food safety attorney Bill Marler saw an opportunity to pull together a team of talented journalists and give them the resources to provide timely reporting on food safety issues like no other news outlet could."
Science Communication (SC)
"Science Communication (SC), published bi-monthly, is an international, interdisciplinary social science journal that examines the nature of expertise, the diffusion of knowledge, and the communication of science and technology among professionals and to the public. SC addresses theoretical and pragmatic questions central to some of today's most vigorous political and social debates. This discourse crosses national, cultural, and economic boundaries on issues such as health care policy, educational reform, international development, and environmental risk."
The Farmer's Life
"I raise corn, soybeans, popcorn and wheat on an Indiana farm with my dad and grandpa. I’m also a proud Purdue Ag Alumni with a Bachelor’s degree in Soil and Crop Management. On this blog you’ll to see a lot of pictures from the daily activities on our farm. But this site goes deeper than just pictures of what we are doing on any given day. I’ll explain just why it is we do certain things and talk about subjects that get me excited about farming."
"Mother Nature is out to get us"
Small Pond Science
"This site is about how scientists research, teach and mentor in all kinds of academic institutions, including teaching-centered universities."
"a sciencey blog with virus flavor"
Yale Environment 360
"Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues. We feature original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news."
Dr. Carin Bondar
"Biologist with a twist"
In Defense of Plants
"It would seem that most people don’t pay any attention to plants unless they are pretty or useful in some way. I reject this reality outright. Plants are everything on this planet. They have this amazing ability to use our nearest star to break apart water and CO2 gas in order to grow and reproduce. From the smallest duckweed to the tallest redwood, the botanical world is full of amazing evolutionary stories. I am here to tell those stories. My name is Matt and I am obsessed with the botanical world. In Defense of Plants is my way of sharing that love with you."
"Science 2.0 was created in 2006 to modernize science communication, publishing, collaboration and public participation."
"Thoughts from the intersection of science, pseudoscience, and conflict."Kavin Senapathy is a mom of two, co-Executive Director of March Against Myths, public speaker, Forbes contributor and author in Madison, WI."
"12 years of publishing science-powered advice about your stubborn aches, pains, and injuries"
"This is a blog about marketing and communication strategies for education and science. Strategic marketing and communication involve understanding your audience and developing/delivering messages that resonate and change people’s perception and actions. It also requires us to think about communication as a system – a system of people, messages, tools, etc. – in which all parts work together to achieve a goal."
"Kavin Senapathy is a mom of two, co-Executive Director of March Against Myths, public speaker, Forbes contributor and author in Madison, WI."
"Pamela C. Ronald is an American plant pathologist and geneticist."
"With the advent of genetically modified ingredients in our food supply, there has been a lot written about their pros and cons. My goal is to read 1 article a week and to decide on my own whether their arguments are valid"
Weed Control Freaks
"Wyoming weed science in (almost) real time"
"Our mission is to enhance public discussion of biotechnology and other issues in food and agriculture through science-based resources and outreach."
Terry Daynard's Blog
"Comments about Agriculture, Food and the Bioeconomy"
"David Zaruk is the Risk-Monger. He has been an EU risk and science communications specialist since 2000, active in EU policy events from REACH and SCALE to the Pesticides Directive, from Science in Society questions to the use of the Precautionary Principle. He was part of the team that set up GreenFacts to encourage a wider use of evidence-based decision-making in the EU on environmental health matters."
Sleuth 4 Health
"A Blog For the Rational Public. The Real Truth About GMOs & Other Stuff"
"I focus on areas where I find the communication between scientists and the public to be lacking, and the concepts shrouded by misinformation."
"I started this website as a way to be proactive in providing credible, evidence-based nutrition messages in straightforward language. And then turning this information into practical implications for what it means for a person’s health."
"Gwen Pearson has a PhD in Entomology, and is Outreach Coordinator for the Purdue Department of Entomology."
Dr. Kevin Folta's Illumination
"A scientist in a scientifically illiterate nation at a time when we need science the most."
"GMO Answers was created to do a better job answering your questions — no matter what they are — about GMOs. The biotech industry stands 100 percent behind the health and safety of the GM crops on the market today, but we acknowledge that we haven’t done the best job communicating about them – what they are, how they are made, what the safety data says. This website is the beginning of a new conversation among everyone who cares about how our food is grown."
Naturopathic Diaries: Confessions of a naturopathic doctor
"I left naturopathy with a bang. In the spring of 2014, I discovered that my boss, also a naturopath, had been importing and injecting a non-FDA approved medication called Ukrain to cancer patients. I resigned from his practice and reported him to the Arizona naturopathic medicine board and the state attorney general. During my final meeting with him, my former boss informed me that he knew he was operating in the “grey zone” and that this was common in the naturopathic profession."
"I've set up this blog in response to comments from secondary school biology teachers, especially those preparing students for Scholarship Biology examinations. I hope to use it as a way of encouraging critical thinking, looking at scientific papers that are relevant to the Level 3 curriculum and to Scholarship, and fielding questions that you may come up with."
Office for Science and Society
"Separating Sense from Nonsense"
Dr. Steve Savage's Applied Mythology
"What if much that you think you know about agriculture, farming and food isn't actually true? What if there are "myths" that have been intentionally and mostly unintentionally spread about these issues? What if the truth about these issues matters for the future of humanity? That is what this blog is about."
The Garden Professors
"Advancing the science of gardening and other stuff since 2009"
NPIC National Pesticide Information Center
"NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions."
NW NOGGIN: Neuroscience outreach group (growing in networks)
The TickEncounter Resource Center
"The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tickborne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action."
From the Lab Bench
"Blogging about All Things Science"
The AgBioWorld Foundation
"AgBioWorld aims to provide science-based information on agricultural biotechnology issues to various stakeholders across the world."
"Come for the science, stay for the dirty jokes"
The Cornell Alliance for Science
"The Cornell Alliance for Science is an initiative for science-based agricultural communications that is focused on the global public good."
"We are built on the principles of curiosity, engagement and collaboration. The Science Borealis community is open to science bloggers located in Canada – and Canadians located abroad – who share our commitment to respect, support and encourage science communication in Canada, and engage passionately and critically with science."
"Passionate about sustainability and livestock production, dedicated to giving farmers and food industry stakeholders the data and messages to explain why we do, what we do, every single day."
Science is a Verb
"Science is an Action. Science is an Occurrence. Science is a State of Being. Science is a Verb. Science is Hands-On. Science is Inquiry. Science is Messy. Science is Fun."
Genetic Literacy Project
"The Genetic Literacy Project (GLP) explores the intersection of DNA research and real world applications of genetics with the media and policy worlds in order to disentangle science from ideology. The commitment of the GLP is to promote public awareness and constructive discussion of genetics, biotechnology, evolution and science literacy."
Global Farmer Network
"Established in 2000, the Global Farmer Network is committed to inserting the worlds farmers voice in the global dialogue regarding food and nutritional security."
"barfblog.com is where Drs. Powell, Chapman, Hubbell and assorted food safety friends offer evidence-based opinions on current food safety issues. Opinions must be evidence-based – with references – reliable and relevant. The barfblog authors edit each other, often viciously."
Iowa Meets Maui
"My name is Rhonda Stoltzfus and I’m a Northern California native with a degree in Horticulture from Iowa State University. I am a master bee keeper and Iowa fruit farm owner on permanent sabbatical in Hawaii."
"Food and Agricultural Economist"
"Turning an eye on the profession, separating fact from fiction on both sides of the counter"
"I’m a PhD Candidate in Cognitive Science at UC San Diego. I love metaphor, psychology, and science communication. I also love reading, writing, and crafting."
The Blue Reporters
"The Blue Reporters (TBRs) is a marine environmental science news website. Its target audience includes journalists, policy makers, government agencies, industries, scientists, researchers, students, educators as well as a wider public interested in the marine environment."
"Author of The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting, postgrad student, mama, adventurer. 'An eco pragmatist' according to The Guardian newspaper"
Fake news plagues scientists, too
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Diet in the News – What to Believe?
Scientists Need to Stop “Othering” the General Public
Learn to Spot ‘Alternative Facts’ in Science