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Public engagement with science online in local communities

by Ilan Chabay, Yaela N Golumbic, Bruce Lewenstein and Giuseppe Pellegrini, PUS blog

An Arctic community seeks to understand how to use and benefit from new climate models prepared by another country’s meteorological service and distributed online. Residents of two neighbouring countries address complex environmental, technological, and civic implications of a new... Read more

Credibility, expertise and the challenges of science communication 2.0

Editorial by M. Bucchi, Public Understanding of Science Journal

M. Bucchi, Credibility, expertise and the challenges of science communication 2.0, «Public Understanding of Science», 2017, 26 (8), pp. 890-893. Recently, wide-ranging discussions about so-called ‘post-truth’ have also significantly involved science-related topics and science communication. The issue of credibility and... Read more
The cunning of uncertainty

(Italiano) The Cunning of Uncertainity: recensione del nuovo libro di H. Nowotny

di Kristian H. Nielsen Helga Nowotny is author and coauthor of an impressive number of significant contributions to understanding our contemporary late-modern condition with respect to knowledge, science, and technology. She has always emphasized the importance of research-based knowledge,... Read more

Haeckel’s Embryos. Images, Evolution, and Fraud

Book review by Elena Canadelli

From Public Understanding of Science blog Haeckel’s Embryos. Images, Evolution, and Fraud, by Nick Hopwood,  | The University of Chicago Press, 2015 The book addresses one of the most intriguing and fresh topics in the history of science of the last... Read more

(Italiano) I ricercatori e la comunicazione della scienza

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Planning engagement activities for science festivals

by Elly Zimmer, Ph.D., Cecile McKee Ph.D. e Noah Nelson

Science engagement at festivals can be very valuable in reaching large and diverse audiences. Social and cognitive sciences are rarely represented at such festivals, unlike the more well-known physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, chemistry). Thus, this commentary has two main goals. Read more

(Italiano) Donne e scienza: i dati Observa nel volume “100donne contro gli stereotipi per la scienza”

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Scihashtag: Twitter Hashtags for Scientists

by Elena Milani

Finding the right Twitter hashtag to engage with academics and professionals may be challenging and time consuming, thus, to help researchers, we founded the SciHashtag Project – a free open collection of Twitter hashtags about science communication in and out the academic... Read more

Visual Science Literacy: Images and Public Understanding of Science in the Digital Age

by M. Bucchi and B. Saracino

Abstract Since its very beginning, modern science has put images at the center of its communicative processes: drawings, diagrams, and schemes, and later photographs, satellite images, and film. In the age of digital communication, specialists and publics live constantly immersed... Read more

Historical Moments: 1985, from Bodmer Report to Schaffer&Shapin’s work

by Jean-Baptiste Gouyon

1985 saw the publication of two significant volumes placing audiences at the centre of knowledge production. It was a great year for PUS. Read more