Record of the Week (Week of 14 April 2014)

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This week’s science, technology and society (STS) literature round up includes but is not limited to articles on climate change, social media as well as science communication.


Ars Technica – “Hockey stick” climate scientist’s e-mail protected from disclosure

The Atlantic – How to Tap Latent Conservative Support for Climate-Change Policy

The Breakthrough Institute – Preaching to the Climate Converted: Why Showtime’s “Years” Is Unlikely to Reach Non-Believers

The Bubble Chamber – Twice Is Nice! Double counting evidence in climate model confirmation

Climatica – Mitigating climate change – The IPCC WGIII report

Damian Carrington’s Envrionment Blog – IPCC climate report: a route map for civilisation’s greatest journey

Dot Earth blog – A Risk Analyst Explains Why Climate Change Risk Misperception Doesn’t Necessarily Matter

Tallking Climate –

Nature – IPCC report under fire

New Scientist –

Yale Forum on Climate Change –


Open Culture – “The Periodic Table of Storytelling” Reveals the Elements of Telling a Good Story


Journalist’s Resource – Research chat: Peter Singer on cybersecurity and what the media needs to know


HBR Blog Network – The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization


Culture Digitally – Beyond surveillance fridges and socialized power drills: social media and the financialization of everyday life

Information, Communication & Society – Digital culture industry: a history of digital distribution


Slate – Will Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?


The Atlantic –

New York Times – Dual Turning Point for Biofuels

Science & Technology Studies 27(1) out now – SPECIAL ISSUE: Energy in Society. Energy Systems and Infrastructures in Society


Goodnight Earth blog – Hold the drill! Fracking emitting more methane than previously thought


Food and Geography – What’s the Situation With Protected Food Names in Norway?


The Atlantic – In Medical Decisions, Dread Is Worse Than Fear

New York Times Health – E-Cigarettes Are Targeted At Youths, Report Says

Social Science & Medicine – Cultures of resistance? A Bourdieusian analysis of doctors’ antibiotic prescribing


KMbeing blog – Community-University Engagement & University Reforms


Studies in Higher Education – Impacts of academic R&D on high-tech manufacturing products: tentative evidence from supercomputer data


New Scientist – When the internet dies, meet the meshnet that survives


Savage Minds – Open access is organic: on the Journal of Material Culture

Scholarly Kitchen blog – Open Access in the Humanities and Social Sciences: An Interview with Chris Wickham

LSE Impact blog – To argue against open access on the grounds that it damages the reach of research is to undersell research.


Brain Pickings – Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics 


LSE Impact Blog – Clicking on the real: telling stories and engaging audiences through interactive documentaries.


Cultural Cognition Project blog – Vaccine risk perceptions and risk communication: study conclusions & recommendations

Manchester Policy Blog: Science and Technology – Back to the future; the recurring patterns of flooding in the UK

Risk: Reason and Reality – The Great Portland Pee. The Psychological Power of Disgust That Discourages Water Recycling


Just Publics @365 – Scholarly Communication eBook 


Somatosphere – Putting Science in its Place


Cultural Cognition Project blog – Want to improve climate-science communication (I mean really, seriously)? Stop telling just-so stories & conducting “messaging” experiments on MTurk workers & female NYU undergraduates & use genuine evidence-based methods in field settings instead

Public Health Science Communication 2.0 – Pregnancy Science Communication

Science Borealis – Creative credit: media use across the web

SciLogs’ Communication Breakdown blog – The News Release Is Dead, Long Live the News Release

The Guardian – How to create a successful science blog


R&D Management – The work motivation of research scientists and its effect on research performance

Studies in Higher Education – Impacts of academic R&D on high-tech manufacturing products: tentative evidence from supercomputer data


The Sociological Imagination – How to be a blogger without having your own blog

Information, Communication & Society – Understanding micro-processes of community building and mutual learning on Twitter: a ‘small data’ approach

LSE Impact blog – Five ways libraries are using Instagram to share collections and draw public interest.

NeuroView – The Vacuum Shouts Back: Postpublication Peer Review on Social Media

New Scientist – Wikipedia searches and sick tweets predict flu cases

The Sociological Imagination – Richard Dawkins, Twitter and the dangers of thinking aloud Edit

Journalist’s Resource – The Boston Marathon bombing: From emergency medicine to Twitter communications, what research has found 

Research to Action – Why You Need To Get On Social Media, Like, Yesterday


The Atlantic – Porn Stars and ’90s Dads: This Week’s Best Pop Culture Writing

Don’t Get Caught – The Weekend Read

The Lancet – This Week in Medicine (19-25 April)

Carl Zimmer’s The Loom – Weekend Reading: The Long Road to Ancient DNA, and Gene-Stealing Ferns

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Making sense of the Pulitzers, and a new daily paper in Los Angeles

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: How to rescue science, what “censorship” really means, worst paper of the year?

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 13

SciLogs’ ‘Six Incredible Things before Breakfast’ blog –  Morsels For The Mind – 18/04/2014

Speakers of Science blog – Read of the Week April 17 2014 – Science Writing, Climate Change and News Releases

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