Category Archives: Science

On SAGE Insight: Have we entered a post-truth era?

Editorial title: Post-truth? From Social Studies of Science  Have we entered a post-truth era? Did we turn a corner with the US election, with its steady stream of fake news? Easily debunked but widely circulating conspiracy theories, and outright lies … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Climate Scientists Virtually Unanimous: Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True

From Bulletin of Science Technology & Society The extent of the consensus among scientists on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has the potential to influence public opinion and the attitude of political leaders and thus matters greatly to society. This paper … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Research finds that financial aid (as it’s currently used)  is not the answer to college affordability

From Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Why are some students, especially those who are first generation college students or from low-income households, not applying for or consistently receiving financial aid? According to this paper the aid system must … Continue reading

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A selection of articles for Healthcare Science Week

This week, March 11- 20, has marked Healthcare Science Week 2016, an initiative promoted by the NHS in order to raise awareness about the vital role science and technology plays in modern patient care. As both science and technology continue … Continue reading

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Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery announces 2015 Resident Best Paper Award winner

The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) Resident Best Paper Award seeks to identify quality and excellence in research for an early-career researcher in veterinary science, and we are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s award. Since … Continue reading

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JALA Special Issue on Advancing Scientific Innovation with Acoustic Droplet Ejection

Free Public Access to All Scientific Content Sponsored by Labcyte Guest editors: Joe Olechno, Clive Green and Lynn Rasmussen From The Journal of Laboratory Automation (JALA) “Advancing Scientific Innovation with Acoustic Droplet Ejection” (ADE) is the theme of the February … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Return from Migration and Circulation of Highly Educated People: The Never Ending Brain Drain

Guest Editors: J. Gaillard, A-M. Gaillard and V.V. Krishna From Science Technology & Society Looking back into the 1960s and perhaps 1970s on the discourse and controversy of brain drain (Das, 1971), there exists different perspectives on migration of trained (or … Continue reading

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Professional women’s dilemma between work and family

Article title: Professional women’s dilemma between work and family: an examination of the ADVANCE program From Gender Technology and Development While women have made progress in recent years, the proportion of women receiving degrees in the sciences and engineering in the … Continue reading

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What motivates females and males to pursue careers in mathematics and science?

From International Journal of Behavioral Development Although the gender gap in math and science course-taking and performance in many countries has narrowed in recent decades, females continue to be underrepresented in mathematics, physical, engineering, and computer sciences (MPECS). Drawing on … Continue reading

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Special 70th anniversary issue: Future threats

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Editor John Mecklin has commissioned some of today’s top public intellectuals to survey the existential dangers before us in the near, and not-so-near, future. Like the best Bulletin writing over the last seven decades, … Continue reading

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Why did the proton cross the road? Humor and science communication

From Public Understanding of Science The use of humor in public discourse about science has grown remarkably over the past few years, and when used in science communication activities is being seen as a great way to bring science to … Continue reading

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 70th anniversary of the bombings

Guest editors: Brad Evans and Keith Tester From Thesis Eleven This issue of Thesis Eleven –  has been published to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.– the articles are all new and all confront one … Continue reading

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Switzerland’s transition away from nuclear

Article title: “Small country, big challenge: Switzerland’s upcoming transition to sustainable energy” From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Switzerland has a long history of trying to be as self-sufficient and energy independent as possible. Although its energy supply system has … Continue reading

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Nuclear modernization programs threaten to prolong the nuclear era

How best to approach nuclear modernization?: A US response From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists This article leads with the US contribution to global perspectives on ambitious nuclear modernization programs. Georgetown University professor Matthew Kroenig argues that: ”Failure to modernize … Continue reading

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