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) 

** Last updated on 24 March 2014 **

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