The SCICOMM 25 (Jan. 2017)

Image (2) SCICOMM-25-300x280.png for post 1623Welcome To The SCICOMM 25!

This is where I pull together 25 (or more) of the most talked about science communication stories, determined by the engagement rate of stories I’ve shared on Twitter. Many are written by the world’s leading science communicators.

Some offer tips and advice, while others tackle important issues we need to discuss and debate. All of them are worth checking out.


  1. How to spot fake news.
  2. An interesting analysis of what Donald Trump really cares about.
  3. Researchers say they’ve figured out what makes people reject science, and it’s not ignorance.
  4. How the ‘Rogue’ Twitter accounts rewrote how we communicate science in the social era.
  5. We must learn how to talk about science–fast.
  6. Communicating science effectively: A research agenda (Chapter 1 TLDR Guide).
  7. This “predatory” science journal published a ludicrous editorial mocking its practices.
  8. A prescription for better science (and better science journalism).
  9. A crisis of trust is looming between scientists and society – it’s time to talk.
  10. The benefits of Twitter for scientists.
  11. Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account.
  12. @aaas has a Presidential Transition information page up on its website. Good resource.
  13. What can the anti-vaccination movement teach us about improving the public’s understanding of science?
  14. A controversial website that lists “predatory” publishers shuts down.
  15. Where science and nonsense collide.
  16. Ditching the “public” in science communication.
  17. Here is why you should blog about your paper.
  18. Communicating real science in a time of fake news.
  19. Communicating science: Breaking through our comfortable silence to form meaningful connections.
  20. Public more likely to ignore experts if science is too easy: Study.
  21. Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account.
  22. Transforming the way we talk about climate change.
  23. A startling number of scientific papers disputed human-caused global warming last year.
  24. Fake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics.
  25. What does research say about how to effectively communicate about science?


Being considered for the SCICOMM 25 is simple. When you write something great, let me know by tweeting me a link. (@kirkenglehardt) I’ll check it out, and if I think it’s a good fit for the SCICOMM community, I’ll share it in a tweet. If it captures enough attention, as determined by the Twitter analytics on my account, it will make it into the next top 25. This isn’t a perfect system for identifying the ‘most talked about’ science communication stories, but it’s the best I can do with the limited time I have to pull this together. So tweet me!

Want These Stories in Real-Time? …follow me on Twitter @kirkenglehardt

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