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 **


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