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Is education what journalists do?

Originally published on May 24th, 2011 at my old blog. We had a great discussion this afternoon on Twitter, about the way journalists strenuously deny they have an educational role, while everyone else sees them as essential pieces of the educational ecosystem: sources of information and explanation missing from schools, or for information that is too new for older people to have seen in school when they were young...

October 12, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

DonorsChoose #scibloggers4students: now occupying your social media.

A video communiqué from Science Bloggers for Students 2011:#scibloggers4students occupy your social media The drive runs through October 22, and a number of Scientific American blogs (Anthropology in Practice, The Artful Amoeba, Doing Good Science, EvoEcoLab, PsiVid, Science Sushi, The Thoughtful Animal, and The Urban Scientist .....

October 12, 2011 — Janet D. Stemwedel

#SciAmBlogs Tuesday - feminine fertility and fecundity framing, etc.

As always, some awesome stuff on the network today:- Scicurious - The more feminine you look, the more children you want. It must be science. - Kate Clancy - Framing and definitions: are you maternal enough to be a woman? - Ingrid Wickelgren - Decoding Sexual Desire: Why You’re Into It—or Not - Maria Konnikova - Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Judge a Man by His Face - Michael J...

STAFFOctober 11, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Parasites and Phenotypes: the art of scientist Tommy Leung

While the discoveries in science and developments in technology continue to inspire artists and illustrators with increasing frequency in our culture, some researchers take the tools of illustrators and use them to freely explore new ideas...

October 11, 2011 — Glendon Mellow

Donors Choose Update: Mr. Vizthum FUNDED!

Thanks to you kind folks, Mr. Vizthum's Donors Choose project has been funded. In case you don't remember, this teacher wanted to teach evolution to his students, but due to their age and English-language proficiency, not many books were accessible to them...

October 11, 2011 — Jason G. Goldman

Dear Occupy Wall Street: Read Jeffrey Sachs!

"Eat the rich, feed the hungry." "Occupy Wall Street, Not Afghanistan." "The Left Never Left." "Take the Bull by the Horns." "The Beginning Is Near." "The Empire Has No Clothes." "Frack Me, Frack You." "I am a revolting citizen." "Jesus was a Marxist." "Auto-plants fill the Earth with Machines Designed for Death." "I love this goddamn country, and we're gonna take it back." "We are the 99%."These were some of the signs I saw on Saturday when I visited New York City's Zuccotti Park, the base camp of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which boasts a kitchen, clothing dispensary, health clinic, media center and lots of cool music...

October 11, 2011 — John Horgan

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