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If you read my old and new posts about the media, science journalism, etc., you know I come down strongly on the side of specialists and against generalists.
Nate Silver is now a meme (also source of the image on the left). I usually pepper my posts with links, but today I feel lazy, so I listed a bunch of links at the bottom - hours of fascinating reading you can have after you read my post!...
WUNC is the local NPR station. The State Of Things is one of the popular North Carolina programs, usually featuring local people doing interesting stuff.
Last week, in the wake of superstorm Sandy, I saw a number of people asking questions on social media (and some traditional media picking up on it) about a potential for ratpocalypse, i.e,...
I posted 9 times in October, and it seems I am really back in the groove, with a nice rhythm of weekly decent blogging. That is, on A Blog Around The Clock only (not counting the posts on The Network Central, The SA Incubator, Video of the Week, Image of the Week, or editing Guest Blog and Expeditions)...
How many of the NYC rats survived hurricane Sandy? This question has been asked in the wake of Sandy's flooding of lower and east Manhattan. See, for example, articles in Huffington Post Green, Forbes, National Geographic, Business Insider, Mother Nature Network and NYMag.The short answer is: some rats drowned, some survived.The complicated question, how many drowned and how many survived, is probably impossible to answer...
It seems we like dichotomies when discussing changes in the media. We pick two words, and then fight over them. I have no intention to revisit the stale old debate about journalists vs...
Back on October 10th, I skyped in a keynote address to the inaugural event of the ScienceRewired group in Adelaide, Australia. Here is a fast liveblog of my talk, and here is the video of the talk in full: Kylie Sturgess has blogged and storified the entire event here...
If you are not a vertebrate paleontologist, or play one on TV, what do you think vertebrate paleontologists do?If you were a kid who knew all dinosaur names, but now only remember that period occasionally when paleontology appears in the media, what would you expect you'd hear if you suddenly appeared at the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology?You may have missed it, but I was there, so I will tell you...
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