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Record of the Week (Week of 16 June 2014)

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This weeks round up includes articles on energy, fracking, social media, science communication and more.

ENERGY

The Atlantic – Coal’s Share of Energy Consumption at Highest Level Since 1970

Climate Central –

The Guardian – UK government gives green light to offshore windfarm

Manchester Policy Blogs (Science & Technology) – Wasting the biomass opportunity

FRACKING

The Guardian –

FUKUSHIMA

The Guardian – Fukushima operator struggles to build ice wall to contain radioactive water

Risk Analysis – Managing the Fukushima Challenge

GM

Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience blog – A new approach to governing GM crops? Global lessons from the rising powers

IMPACT

LSE Impact blog – There are no blueprints for policy impact, but you can improve your chances by being flexible and iterative

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION

Retraction Watch – “Barriers to retraction may impede correction of the literature:” New study

SCIENCE – RESEARCH

The Guardian (Impact of Research Hub) – ‘DIY labs offer an agile alternative to university-based research’

LSE Impact blog – Surely there’s more to science than money? Economic determinism fails to capture science’s practical social benefit.

SCIENCE – COMMUNICATION

Cultural Cognition Project blog – External validity of climate-science-communication studies: ruminations part 1

Dot Earth blog – Exploring Academia’s Role in Charting Paths to a ‘Good’ Anthropocene

Talking Climate – The language that leaves people behind

SOCIAL MEDIA

The Guardian (Film blog) – How Twitter killed the official movie website

STEM

Work in Progress blog – Why does John get the STEM job rather than Jennifer? The Implicit Gender Biases of Scientists

WORLD CUP

Fast Co. Design – The Curious History of the World Cup Soccer Ball

New York Times – The World’s Ball

OTHER ROUND UPS

BPS Research Digest – Link feast (psychology and neuroscience links from the past week)

The Bubble Chamber – Weekly Roundup

LSE Impact blog – Impact Round-Up 21st June: Universities as big business, coding the future, and openings in knowledge production.

National Geographic (Not Exactly Rocket Science) – I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (21 June 2014)

Retraction Watch – Weekend reads: Scientific fraudster given royal honor; the Retraction Watch theme song!

Savage Minds – Around the Web Digest: Week of June 15

Somatosphere – In the Journals, June 2014 – Part I

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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