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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 5 May 2014)

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Science, technology and society literature round up from the week commencing with 5th of May.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Savage Minds – Anthropologists as Hipsters

Somatosphere – Heart 

BIG DATA

Harvard Business Review blog – Rethinking Big Data to Give Consumers More Control

CITIZEN SCIENCE

SciStarter blog – A Coming of Age for Citizen Science [OP-ED]

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute – The Conservative Case for Climate Policy

AGU’s ‘The Bridge’ blog –

Climate Central –

The Guardian – Climate change making food crops less nutritious, research finds

CONSERVATION

The Breakthrough Institute – Marine Biodiversity is the New Frontier of Conservation

DATA VISUALIZATION

Harvard Business Review blog –

DIGITAL HUMANITIES

LSE Impact blog – Digital humanities platforms set to challenge technical barriers to digital research skills development.

ENERGY

The Guardian – UK energy too cheap, says study

ENVIRONMENT

The Breakthrough Institute (Ted Nordhaus & Michael Shellenberger) – Moderate Environmentalists Go Nuclear

FRACKING

Grist –

OPEN ACCESS

Cultural Anthropology – OPENING ACCESS: Publics, Publication, and a Path to Inclusion

The Scholarly Kitchen – A Modest Proposal for Scaled-up Open Access

SCIENCE

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) – New CaSE report: Improving diversity in STEM

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

AGU’s ‘The Plainspoken Scientist’ blog – Crafting Your Own Visuals for Science Communication: Part I

Speakers of Science – Priorities in SciComm – Taking Science Out of the “Cultural Ghetto”

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing (CASTAC) blog – Cosmos: A Spacetime Conversation

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Cultural Studies of Science Education – STEM policy and science education: scientistic curriculum and sociopolitical silences
SCIENCE IMPACT

Atheinterface blog – 20p for every pound: the value of the UK’s science base

SCIENCE POLICY

Manchester Policy Blogs: Science & Technology – Policy, partnerships, collaborations; laying the foundations for graphene city

Compass Blogs – Balancing Act: Finding a Place for Policy Engagement

SOCIAL MEDIA

Don’t Get Caught (Communications blog) – What my first tweet–and yours–can teach you about Twitter

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog – Twitter and wildfires: Microblogging emergency information

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Real-time classification of twitter trends

The New York Times – Russia Quietly Tightens Reins on Web With ‘Bloggers Law’

Social Media Collective Research blog – Adding the bling: The role of social media data intermediaries

SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

The Guardian’s ‘Political Science’ blog – Don’t shut the door on the synthetic biology debate

Inter-Academy Panel – IAP releases Statement on Synthetic Biology

OTHER ROUND UPS

The Bubble Chamber – Weekly Roundup – Supersized

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

Journalist’s Resource – Gender, education and conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa: Research roundup

LSE Impact blog – Impact Round Up 10th May: Reputational gaps, registered reports, and serendipity in research.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Weak net neutrality and stifled startups, and a glimpse of U.S. journalists

PLoS Blogs ‘CIitizenSci – Coop’s Citizen Sci Scoop: Weekly Roundup

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of May 4

Speakers of Science – Reads of the Week 9 May 2014

Record of the Week (Week of 28 April 2014)

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ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology and Computing – Rhetorical Studies of Science and Technology

Somatosphere – Anesthesia

BIG DATA

Digital Sociology – What Does Data Do?

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Big Data and its epistemology

Pasco Phronesis – It Was Sooner Than I Thought – PCAST Releases Big Data Report

Sociological Imagination – Nigel Thrift and Steven Koonin discuss urban science and big data [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Breakthrough Institute (Mathew Nisbet’s The Public Square) – Pathways to Progress on Climate Change

Climate Access – Talking Responsibility for Climate Change: The Call to Mobilize

TED – The Emergent Patterns of climate change [VIDEO]

CLIMATE CHANGE – COMMUNICATION

Talking Climate – To segment or not to segment?

Environmental Communication –

CONSERVATION

Geography Directions – Drones for wildlife: the securitization of conservation?

FRACKING

Council of Canadian Academies – Expert Panel finds monitoring, management, and oversight critical for responsible shale gas development in Canada

IMPACT

KMBeing blog – Collective Impact Of Research Over Isolated Impact Of Research

INTERNET

Ars Technica – State laws that ban municipal Internet will be invalidated, FCC chair says

OPEN ACCESS

Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology – Open-access repositories worldwide, 2005–2012: Past growth, current characteristics, and future possibilities

LSE Impact blog – The only way to make inflated journal subscriptions unsustainable: Mandate Green Open Access.

RANDOM

Open Culture – Carl Sagan Writes a Letter to 17-Year-Old Neil deGrasse Tyson (1975)

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

LSE Impact blog – Video abstracts are a low-barrier means for publishers to extend the shelf life of research

SCIENCE

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE) – New evidence: science investment boosts growt

Guardian’s Political Science blog – What has science got in common with opera? Oil

Making Science Public blog – Doing science: Some reflections on methods

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writer’s Association – Can you truly write about science if you don’t comment back to commenters?

Journal of Geography in Higher Education – Using role-play for expert science communication with professional stakeholders in flood risk management

Speakers of Science – Science Communication Communication

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Cultural Studies of Science Education – Debate on global warming as a socio-scientific issue: science teaching towards political literacy

Science & Education –

SCIENCE POLICY / SCIENCE and POLICY

British Ecological Society blog – Decoding EU science policy

Cultural Cognition Project blog – Science and public policy: Who distrusts whom about what?

Pasco Phronesis – Princeton Scientist Wants To Keep Holt Seat In The Family

SOCIAL MEDIA

Ars Technica – Facebook grows up, moves to protect user privacy and stabilize code

UCL Social Networking Sites & Social Science Research Project blog – No Make up Selfie

Culture Digitally – A networked selfie: Storytelling of the self in the age of digital reproduction

VACCINATION

Social Science & Medicine – Attitudes to vaccination: A critical review

VISUALIZATION

Harvard Business Review blog network – Visualizing Zero: How to Show Something with Nothing

OTHER ROUND UPS

Bubble Chamber – The Weekly Roundup

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

Ed Yong’s Not Exactly Rocket Science – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (3 May 2014)

Journalist’s Resource – What’s new in digital and social media research, April 2014: Facebook rumor cascades, online comments, collaborative news clips, more 

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: The FCC defends its plan, and Facebook’s (sort of) privacy concession

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 27

Somatosphere – Web Roundup: The Body and Big Data

Record of the Week (Week of 7 April 2014)

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Here is a round up of ‪#science‬, ‪‎technology‬, and ‪‎society‬ (‪#STS‬) literature from the week of 7 April 2014.

ANTHROPOLOGY

Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (CASTAC) blog – What Does it Mean to do Anthropology in the Anthropocene?

Savage Minds – Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and Linguistic Anthropology

Somatosphere – Bleach

CLIMATE CHANGE

Breakthrough Institute –

Climate Central –

Dot Earth blog – Nations’ Handling of New Climate Report Presages Divisions in Treaty Effort

Environmental History – Forum: Climate Change and Environmental History

Making Science Public blog –

Open Culture – Watch Episode 1 of Years of Living Dangerously, The New Showtime Series on Climate Change [VIDEO]

PloS One – Climate Change on Twitter: Topics, Communities and Conversations about the 2013 IPCC Working Group 1 Report [OPEN ACCESS]

Risk: Reason and Reality – The Lack of Public Concern About Climate Change. How Much Do We Need to Care, How Much People Care?

The Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media –

DIGITAL CULTURE

Culture Digitally –
Capture, Fixation and Conversation: How The Matrix Has You and Will Sell You – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

EVIDENCE

Alliance for Useful Evidence –

GEOGRAPHY

Geography Directions – The Story of Stilton Cheese: Place-based Production and the Protected Food Names System
http://blog.geographydirections.com/2014/04/10/the-story-of-stilton-cheese-place-based-production-and-the-protected-food-names-system/

HEALTH / MEDICINE

Guardian’s Political Science blog – Will the medical establishment stop investing in fossil fuels?
http://www.theguardian.com/science/political-science/2014/apr/08/will-the-medical-establishment-stop-investing-in-fossil-fuels

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Guardian – Why UK universities shouldn’t be hostile to alternative economic models

LSE Impact Blog –

Universities UK blog – University-business collaboration – what the latest HE-BCI release tells us (and what it doesn’t)

IMPACT

Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy – Opening the Black Box: The Social Outcomes of Scientific Research

PHILOSOPHY

Open Culture – Human, All Too Human: 3-Part Documentary Profiles Nietzsche, Heidegger & Sartre [VIDEO]

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

Guardian’s Higher Education Network – Can engaging with the public help your career in academia?

LSE Impact Blog – The lack of reward mechanisms for public scholarship severely limits the future of public engagement in the academy.

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Journal of the Association for the Information Science and Technology – Finding knowledge paths among scientific disciplines

Just Publics @365 – Engaging Academics and Reimagining Scholarly Communication for the Public Good: A Report

The Scholarly Kitchen –

The Sociological Imagination – Using Slideshare and Prezi to disseminate your work

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Canadian Science Writers’ Association blog – You Ask, I Answer: A Day in a Life of Ask-A-Scientist

The Guardian –

The Plainspoken Scientist blog – How climate modelers became calendar models

Open Culture – Watch Episode #5 of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Unlocking the Mysteries of Light (US Viewers) [VIDEO]

Slate – Stephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TV

SCIENCE – POLICY

British Ecological Society blog –

PloS One – Differential Impact of Science Policy on Subfields of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research [OPEN ACCESS]

Research to Action – A Training Workbook: Communication Methods and Scientific Advocacy

SCIENCE – RESPONSIBLE SCIENCE / INNOVATION

FrogHeart blog – What is responsible science?

The Telegraph – Obsession with health and safety is killing science, claims James Lovelock

SOCIAL MEDIA

Just Publics @365 – Social Media Toolkit

LSE Impact Blog – Five ways universities are using Instagram

Slate – The Nun Who Got Addicted to Twitter

The Sociological Imagination – Patrick Dunleavy on the Republic of Blogs

University Affairs – University leaders reach out through social media

RANDOM

Open Culture – How to Survive the Coming Zombie Apocalypse: An Online Course by Michigan State

OTHER ROUND UPS

Don’t Get Caught blog – The Weekend read

Ed Yong’s ‘Not Exactly Rocket Science’ blog – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (12 April 2014)

LSE Impact Blog – Impact Round-Up 12th April: Academese, #datadramas, and how not to think about the humanities.

Nieman Journalism Lab – This Week in Review: Vox and the wonk boom, and Comcast defends its TWC merger plans

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Problems with a Science paper, how to cite properly (and improperly)

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of April 6

Social Media Examiner – Twitter’s New Web Profile: This Week in Social Media

Speakers of Science blog – Reads of the week April 11 2014 – Mosquitos, bad science, science journalism and more!

 

**Last Edited: 15 April 2014**