Month: March 2014

Record of the Week (Week of 17 March 2014)

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This is some of the STS (science, technology, and society) literature that caught my attention during the course of the week of 17 March 2014).


Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) – Auxiliary Motives and the Anthropology of Technology

Savage Minds – Ontology and wonder: an interview with Michael W. Scott

Somatosphere –


The Guardian – Climate change is putting world at risk of irreversible changes, scientists warn

The Huffington Post – White House Unveils Climate Data Website To ‘Empower America’s Communities To Prepare’


Environmental Communication – Environmental Risks in Newspaper Coverage: A Framing Analysis of Investigative Reports on Environmental Problems in 10 Chinese Newspapers

Harvard Business Review Blog Network – A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

Just Publics @365 Blog – Getting Academic Research into the Public Sphere: The Rundown on Repositories 


Journalist’s Resource – The impact of natural gas extraction and fracking on state and local roadways 

Climate Central – Drilling, Fracking Efficiency Fuels Oil and Gas Boom


New Genetics and Society – Making the Mexican diabetic: race, science, and the genetics of identity [AHEAD OF PRINT]


Geography Directions – Time to rethink the e-waste problem


The New York Times – Warming Up to the Culture of Wikipedia


AR Cameron blog – Mainstream not third stream: Inside Government seminar on implementing the Witty Review.

Universities UK blog – Universities’ economic impact – new research revealed soon

LSE Impact Blog –

Alliance for Useful Evidence – The creation of a new service to unlock research expertise – and you hold the key 

The Guardian – We aim to put research evidence on tap for UK politicians

The Guardian’s Higher Education Network – Is pressure on postdocs leading to ‘massaged’ research?

The Scholarly Kitchen Blog – Wellcome Money — In This Example of Open Access Funding, the Matthew Effect Dominates


Journal of Risk Research – Something old and something new: comparing views about nanotechnology and nuclear energy


Buzzfeed – Watch The Moment A Scientist Gets Told His Life’s Work Has Been Proven Right


SciLog’s Communication Breakdown Blog – Non-English Science Communication: An Overview

Scientific American Blogs: Symbioartic – What If All The Images Went Away

A Candle in the Dark Blog – Care about the future of science? Be visible.


Cultural Studies of Science Education – A cultural historical theoretical perspective of discourse and design in the science classroom

Science & Education – Scientists, Engineers and the Society of Free Choice: Enrollment as Policy and Practice in Swedish Science and Technology Education 1960–1990

Science Education –


Policy Science – Scientific opinion in policymaking: the case of climate change adaptation

Journalist’s Resource – How policymakers can get a rigorous assessment of scientific opinion: Research brief 


Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (UK) Science & Society Blog –

Social Science & Medicine – The use of citizens’ juries in health policy decision-making: A systematic review [OPEN ACCESS]


The Sociological Life blog – An interview in which I talk about using social media to promote academic research

Social Media Collective Research Blog – Why Snapchat is Valuable: It’s All About Attention

The Atlantic – Turkey’s Government Can’t Stop Twitter

LSE Impact Blog – Social media is a ticking time bomb for universities with an outdated web presence.

Journal of Computer-Mediated Activism –


TED talk – What I learned from going blind in space (Chris Hadfield)


Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (UK) Science & Society Blog – BBSRC – evaluating public dialogue: Synthetic Biology


Science, Technology, & Human Values – Constructing the East-West Boundary: The Contested Place of a Modern Imaging Technology in South Korea’s Dual Medical System [AHEAD OF PRINT]


The Atlantic – Creepy Crushes, Fictional QBs: The Week’s Best Pop-Culture Writing

Don’t Get Caught blog – The Weekend Read

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 22nd March: Data journalism, code as a research object, and the cure for impact factor mania.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Nate Silver and data journalism’s critics, and the roots of diversity problems

Savage Minds blog – Around the Web Digest: Week of March 16

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the Week March 21st 2014 – The big bang, blogging, the sounds of your voice and more!

The Lancet – This Week in Medicine (March 22-28, 2014) 

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Record of the Week (Week of 10 March 2014)

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Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) Blog – On the Verge of a Scientific Breakthrough…Ten Years and Counting


Journal of Creative Communications


Just Publics @365 Blog – Transactional and Transformational Measures of Impact


Guardian’s Political Science blog – Cameron turns ‘internet of things’ slogan into fact


HOPEJAHRENSURECANWRITE blog – What I Say When My Colleagues Ask Me If They Should Be On Twitter

Chaos – Opinion formation on social media: An empirical approach

Science Daily – How Twitter shapes public opinion


Journal of Risk Research – Regulation of risk management of medical devices and the role of litigation

Risk: Reason and Reality – The News Media and Risk. How to Protect Yourself From Being Freaked Out!


Science Borealis – Virtual road trip: Exploring Canada’s major physics labs


Journal of Creative Communications – Framing of the H1N1 Flu in an Indian Newspaper

Yale forum on Climate Change & the Media – Researchers Point to Modest Successes from ‘Climate Matters’ TV Campaign

Don’t Get Caught – Media interview smarts: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on prep and managing time

COMPASSBLOGS – How do we know if science communication training is working?

Communication Breakdown Blog – Science Communication and the Art of Not Stealing

Journal of Science Communication –


Harvard Business Review Blog – What’s Holding Women Back in Science and Technology Industries

The GuardiaHigher Education Network – Academics Anonymous: sexism is driving women out of science


Nature – Policy: The art of science advice to government (Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science adviser to the Prime Minister of New Zealand) [OPEN ACCESS]

Guardian’s Political Science blog –

Social Science & Medicine – External factors affecting decision-making and use of evidence in an Australian public health policy environment


Ipsos MORI – Public Attitudes to Science 2014 (UK)

British Science Association – Public Attitudes to Science 2014: The Results

Guardian’s Political Science blog – How to read the latest data on public attitudes to science

Guardian’s Political Science blog – Do we want GM crops in the UK?

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (UK) Science & Society Blog – Introducing the Charter for UK Science and Society


EPC Government and Policy – Coinquiry for environmental sustainability: a review of the UK Beacons for Public Engagement

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (UK) Science & Society Blog – Research Councils UK – Concordat for Engaging the Public with Research

KMBeing Blog – A Thought Piece On Knowledge Transfer & Exchange/Knowledge Mobilization

Sciencewise Expert Resource Centre – Confessions from the Head of Public Dialogue

Communication Breakdown Blog – Bringing People with Disabilities into the Research Community

LSE Impact Blog – From STEM to STEAM: The potential for arts to facilitate innovation, literacy and participatory democracy.


Information, Communication & Society –

Media, Culture & Society – The presentation of celebrity personas in everyday twittering: managing online reputations throughout a communication crisis

Journalist’s Resource –


Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science Blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (15 March 2014)

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Newsweek’s scoop lands with a thud, and diversity in the new news sites

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 15th March: The Cosmos of science communication, rallying for the humanities, and #itooamoxford.

Savage Minds Blog – Around the Web Digest: Week of March 9

Speakers of Science – Reads of the Week on March 14th 2014 – Racing Cells, diamonds, speed reading and more!

The Lancet – This Week in Medicine (March 15-21, 2014)

Record of the Week (Week of 3 March 2014)

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Here is some Science ,Technology and Society (STS)-type literature that caught my eye this week:/


Social Science & MedicineTransnational nurse migration: Future directions for medical anthropological research

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) Blog –  Dominic Boyer on the Anthropology of Infrastructure – Part 1 , Part 2


Environmental Policy & Governance ‘Going Green’?: The Limitations of Behaviour Change Programmes as a Policy Response to Escalating Resource Consumption

Journal of Consumer Culture

Journalist’s ResourceImpact of the new USDA school meal standards on food selection, consumption and waste


Globe and Mail

Environmental Policy & GovernanceWhich Way Does the Wind Blow? Analysing the State Context for Renewable Energy Deployment in the United States

Energy Geographies Working Group BlogWorld map of energy research released


Open CultureNew Google-Powered Site Tracks Global Deforestation in ‘Near-Real-Time’


Social Science & MedicineAttitudes toward vaccination and the H1N1 vaccine: poor people’s unfounded fears or legitimate concerns of the elite?

Climate CentralChina’s Toxic Air Pollution Resembles Nuclear Winter


R&D Management – 


Information, Communication & SocietyRevisiting the digital divide in Canada: the impact of demographic factors on access to the internet, level of online activity, and social networking site usage

The Guardian25 things you might not know about the web


Bulletin of Science, Technology & SocietyRussia’s Policy and Standing in Nanotechnology


Social Science & MedicineGender difference in the health risk perception of radiation from Fukushima in Japan: The role of hegemonic masculinity

Risk Analysis


Social Media CollectiveFacebook “Courage” Page versus the Knights Templar’s Cartel

Journalist’s ResourceWhat’s new in digital and social media research, February 2014: From Twitter and the Trayvon Martin story to geolocation and robot journalism 


Campaign for Science & Engineering – UK science and growth: doing more with the same

The Scholarly Kitchen blog –

Science & Technology Committee (UK)Eighth Special Report – Work of the European and UK Space Agencies: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2013-1

Perspectives on Science

TEDA 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

The Crux blog – Einstein’s Lost Theory Describes a Universe Without a Big Bang

Retraction Watch Blog – Nobel Prize winner calls peer review “very distorted,” “completely corrupt,” and “simply a regression to the mean”

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & Media


New York TimesA Successor to Sagan Reboots ‘Cosmos’

Ars TechnicaFirst look: Cosmos rebooted with Neil deGrasse Tyson

University AffairsProfessor’s Surgery 101 podcasts are a huge hit

Science & EducationSpecial Issue: Science and Literature

New Genetics & SocietyAutobiologies on YouTube: narratives of direct-to-consumer genetic testing

TEDMy DNA vending machine

Physics Buzz Blog – The Misappropriated Marie Curie

Journal of Science of CommunicationThe uncertainties of climate change in Spanish daily newspapers: content analysis of press coverage from 2000 to 2010 [OPEN ACCESS]


The British Journal for the History of Science – John Flamsteed and the turn of the screw: mechanical uncertainty, the skilful astronomer and the burden of seeing correctly at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

15 Minute History podcast – Episode 44: Climate Change and World History


SciencewiseConfessions of a Citizen Group member

Sense about ScienceWe’re calling for the timely publication of all government research

Communication BreakdownA Gap in the Market for Science — an Interview with Mark Henderson about Launching Mosaic

New Genetics & SocietyImplicit and explicit notions of valorization in genomics research

Science, I Choose You blog – How to expand your science outreach program? My slides from #IPSEC2014 conference

Climate DeskCitizen Scientists: Now You Can Link the UK Winter Deluge To Climate Change


Brain PickingsBrian Eno’s Reading List: 20 Essential Books for Sustaining Civilization

Open CultureGetty Images Makes 35 Million Photos Free to Use Online


Don’t Get CaughtThe Weekend read

Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (08 March 2014)

Ideating Energy blog – Weekly roundup (3 to 7 March): Energy, Education, Caste, Postcolonialism, Spivak

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 8th March: Happy International Women’s Day, the failures of PowerPoint, and mental health in academia

Nieman Journalism LabThis Week in Review: Flipboard scoops up Zite, and Getty sets its photos free (kind of)

Savage Minds Around the Web Digest: Week of March 2

Social Media ExaminerThis week in social media

Retraction Watch Blog – Weekend reads: “Too much success” in psychology, why hoaxes aren’t the real problem in science

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Record of the Week (Week of 24 February 2014)

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This is a round up of science, technology and society (STS) literature that caught my eye during the week of 24 February 2014.

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog – ‘Perils of Public Engagement: Are We All #engagedacademics Now?
( Literature  about the debate around scholarly engagement in public to which the author refers to can be found here.)
Savage Minds blog
Somatosphere blog,

Talking Climate – ‘Unsustainable practices: why electric cars are a failure of ambition

Mother Jones – ‘Marcellus Energy Development Could Pave Over an Area Bigger Than the State of Delaware

Climate Desk – ‘Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099


EPA – Environment and Planning

EPC – Government and Policy – ‘The utilisation of environmental knowledge in land-use planning: drawing lessons for an ecosystem services approach

EPD – Society & Space – ‘Agency, affect, and the immunological politics of disaster resilience


Making Science Public Blog,


Journal Information, Communication & Society – ‘Dimensions of Internet use: amount, variety, and types


KMbeing Blog – The Important Role Of The Knowledge Broker

Institute for Knowledge Mobilization – ‘Franziska Broell on: Current Tides – Student led knowledge mobilization

An Institute of Development Studies Blog – Influencing and engagement: Why let research programmes have all the fun?


New Genetics & Society “It’s a risk that requires evaluation and rational appraisal”: emotion and infectious risk in xenotransplantation

Journal of Risk Research‘Soft Law’ mechanisms for nanotechnology: liability and insurance drivers


Canadian Science Writer’s Association (CSWA) – ‘CSWA Annual Conference Preliminary Programme

Compass Blogs – ‘But what do we DO with the science of science communication?

Speaking of Science blog –  Speakers of Science’is here!

Culture Cognition blog – ‘Geoengineering & the cultural plasticity of climate change risk perceptions: Part I & Part II

AGU’s Plainspoken Scientist Blog – Illustrated IPCC Haiku?

Dot Earth Blog –  ‘Global Warming Basics from the U.S. and British Science Academies

Nature Climate Change – editorial ‘Scientist communicators


The British Journal for the History of Science, ‘Paolo Sarpi and the first Copernican tidal theory

Social History of Medicine – ‘The Prevalence of Syphilis in England and Wales on the Eve of the Great War: Re-visiting the Estimates of the Royal Commission on Venereal Diseases 1913–1916


From The Guardian’s Political Science Blog, ‘DevArt: Google’s powerful new move to arts patronage


Nature – ‘Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology,


Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication – ‘More Than Friends: Popularity on Facebook and its Role in Impression Formation

The British Psychological Society’s Research Digest – ‘The 100 most followed psychologists and neuroscientists on Twitter


Digital Sociology – ‘An Introduction to the Sociological Blogosphere

Sociological Imagination, ‘Superstar professors and their growing tendency to ‘do research’ in adverts


The Guardian’s Political Science Blog –  ‘How the refrigerator got its hum

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – E-books versus print books: Readers’ choices and preferences across contexts


LSE Impact Blog –  ‘Impact Round Up 1st March: Data sharing, the defence of disciplines, and PhD employment

Ed Yong’s ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science Blog’ –  ‘I’ve got your missing Links Right here (01 March 2014)

Sociological Images Blog – ‘This month in SocImages (February 2014)

Science Borealis blog network – ‘Wrapping up February with Darwin

Don’t Get Caught blog, ‘The weekend Read

Savage Minds, ‘Around the Web Digest: Week of February 23

Somatosphere, ‘In the Journals, February 2014

Ideating Energy, ‘Weekly roundup (24 to 28 February): Energy, Health, Nationalism, Film & Television, Food & Globalisation

** Last Updated – 3 March 2014 **