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Those “wonder”ful popular scientists. Praise them?

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There is a bit of a dustup over a Guardian post, popular scientists, “wonder”, and stereotypes. Here we go… In an opinion piece, Eliane Glaser isn’t happy with scientists on TV, specifically, the words and ideas they use. Prof Brian Cox: physicist or priest? | Eliane Glaser | Comment is free | The Guardian. She…

Professor Green is NOT a scientist

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A U.K. survey reveals that U.K. students don’t know a real scientist from a rapper? Almost one million school children think Professor Green is a scientist, says study –  The Independent Almost one million school children aged five to 16 think rapper Professor Green is a scientist, according to research. Children are more familiar with…

Let scientists speak, Canada

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Frozen out : Nature : Nature Publishing Group. Media interactions with government scientists have undergone a reversal across North America during the past six years. In the United States, President Barack Obama’s administration has directed federal science agencies to develop integrity policies with clear guidelines for scientists who are approached by journalists. Over the same…

In remembrance of Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel

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R.I.P. Lynn Margulis, Biological Rebel | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network. Lynn Margulis was among the most creative challengers of mainstream Darwinian thinking of the late 20thcentury. She challenged what she called “ultra-Darwinian orthodoxy” with several ideas. The first, and most successful, is the concept of symbiosis. Margulis’s emphasis on symbiosis led naturally to a…

Climategate 2: Slimeball tactics at work again

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Fresh round of hacked climate science emails leaked online A fresh tranche of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorised publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in…