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Record of the Week (Week of 12 May 2014)

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ANIMAL TESTING

The Guardian (Comment is Free) – Animal testing should not be shrouded in secrecy. We need real reform now

ANTHROPOLOGY

Savage Minds – The Anthropologist as Scholarly Hipster, Part IV: Authenticity and Privilege

CITIZEN SCIENCE

CitizenSci (PLoS blogs) – Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: What citizen science has told us

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute – Why Innovation Should Be at the Heart of Climate Policy

The Bridge (AGU Blogosphere) – 4 maps on America’s climate and energy outlook: 2 that will worry you, 2 that will give you hope

Climate Access – Moving below zero emissions

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience blog – Rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement

LSE Impact Blog – A study with erroneous claims about the impacts of global warming has finally been corrected

Climate Outreach & Information Network (COIN) (UK) – Science & stories: Bringing the IPCC to life

COMMUNICATION

Environmental Communication – Media Frames and Cognitive Accessibility: What Do “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” Evoke in Partisan Minds? [Ahead of Print]

Just Publics @365 – Clear Communication is Vital in Emergency Response

ENERGY

The Breakthrough Institute –

Citizen Joe Smith – Stories of Change: arts and social sciences support energy transitions

Climate Central – ‘Catastrophe’ Claim Adds Fuel to Methane Debate

The Guardian (Eco Audit) – What is the most dangerous form of energy?

FRACKING

Cultural Cognition Project blog – So much for that theory . . . (fracking freaks me out #2)

The Guardian – Sussex police under fire for ‘criminalising’ fracking protests

Science & Technology (Manchester Policy Blogs) – Evidence ignored amid Lords committee’s bullishness on fracking

OPEN ACCESS

LSE Impact blog – Academic opinions of Wikipedia and open access will improve with more active involvement

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

The Scholarly Kitchen – What Researchers Value from Publishers, Canadian Survey

SCIENCE – COLLABORATION

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – The triple helix and international collaboration in science

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

COMPASS blogs – Burning Down Communication Barriers Among Fire Scientists

Making Science Public blog – Worms: Workhorses of science and science communication

Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic) – On Science Journalism, Blogs, and The Wow Beat

Research to Action – Research and the media: fighting the anxiety

Speakers of Science blog – Non-Verbal Communication: What are we really saying?

SCIENCE – KNOWLEDGE USE

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Struggling for space and finding my place: An interactionist perspective on everyday use of biomedical information

SCIENCE – POLITICS / POLICY / & POLICY

Canadian Science Writers’ Association – Founder of foraging gene says understanding science affects policy-making

LSE Impact blog – The Evidence Information Service: rapid matchmaker for connecting politicians with thousands of UK researchers.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Discourse & Communication – Enacting identity in microblogging through ambient affiliation

TB

The Guardian – UK government conducting secret badger sett-gassing trials

TECHNOLOGY

Sociological Imagination – Thirty Years On: Lessons from the Home Computer Boom

The Scholarly Kitchen – Keeping It Real — Are Our Technology Expectations Out of Whack?

OTHER ROUND UPS

The Atlantic – Bye Bye, Barbara: The Week’s Best Pop-Culture Writing

Don’t Get Caught (Communications blog) – The Weekend Read

The Guardian – Green news roundup: Ice sheets, nuclear waste and Marco Rubio

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Behind The Times’ big change, and the FCC’s proposal moves forward

Not Exactly Rocket Science (National Geographic) – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (17 May 2014)

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: A call for retraction of therapy-breast cancer study; credit (and pay) for peer reviewers

Social Media Examiner – Facebook Audience Insights: This Week in Social Media

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the Week 16 May 2014 – Science Journalism, body clocks and more

 

 

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.

CLIMATE CHANGE

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 –

COMMUNICATION

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

CYBERSECURITY

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

DATA VISUALIZATION

HBR Blog Network – The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

DIGITAL CULTURE

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

DIGITAL HUMANITIES

Slate – Will Digital Humanities #Disrupt the University?

ENERGY

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

FRACKING

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

GEOGRAPHY

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

HEALTH, MEDICINE, etc.

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

HIGHER EDUCATION / UNIVERSITY / etc.

KMbeing blog – Community-University Engagement & University Reforms

IMPACT

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

INTERNET

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

OPEN ACCESS

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.

PHILOSOPHY

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

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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

RISK

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

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Just Publics @365 – Scholarly Communication eBook 

SCIENCE

Somatosphere – Putting Science in its Place

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

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

SCIENCE – RESEARCH

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

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

OTHER ROUND UPS

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