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.


THIS MONTH’S TOP STORIES:

  1. How to spot fake news. https://t.co/BNveEX2CSe
  2. An interesting analysis of what Donald Trump really cares about. https://t.co/SgA9AXKsSM
  3. Researchers say they’ve figured out what makes people reject science, and it’s not ignorance. https://t.co/jedfwDs4dr
  4. How the ‘Rogue’ Twitter accounts rewrote how we communicate science in the social era. https://t.co/4S0sgDBim9
  5. We must learn how to talk about science–fast. https://t.co/EDUVYrpr5y
  6. Communicating science effectively: A research agenda (Chapter 1 TLDR Guide). https://t.co/mis0JX6pcv
  7. This “predatory” science journal published a ludicrous editorial mocking its practices. https://t.co/yJh40f9zHV
  8. A prescription for better science (and better science journalism). https://t.co/s329EPYEIC
  9. A crisis of trust is looming between scientists and society – it’s time to talk. https://t.co/Zbqp3c7bT4
  10. The benefits of Twitter for scientists.  https://t.co/yCOJbtXMSb
  11. Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account. https://t.co/96qJAD3vkN
  12. @aaas has a Presidential Transition information page up on its website. Good resource. https://t.co/fQ2wVMRasr
  13. What can the anti-vaccination movement teach us about improving the public’s understanding of science? https://t.co/po9ATlNNUs
  14. A controversial website that lists “predatory” publishers shuts down. https://t.co/LRIC0HM9N2
  15. Where science and nonsense collide. https://t.co/94jInLsbsE
  16. Ditching the “public” in science communication. https://t.co/DYzCprjLll
  17. Here is why you should blog about your paper. https://t.co/9puHVsY0gN
  18. Communicating real science in a time of fake news. https://t.co/INn2Z1OBNo
  19. Communicating science: Breaking through our comfortable silence to form meaningful connections. https://t.co/ku4tbe4ph9
  20. Public more likely to ignore experts if science is too easy: Study. https://t.co/gnhVEO2xfa
  21. Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account. https://t.co/7sNguXak2k
  22. Transforming the way we talk about climate change. https://t.co/pynkDlV3tu
  23. A startling number of scientific papers disputed human-caused global warming last year. https://t.co/86oTPk3ua4
  24. Fake news invades science and science journalism as well as politics. https://t.co/dUCWWwtfi9
  25. What does research say about how to effectively communicate about science? https://t.co/czCE9E5MYQ

HOW YOUR WORK CAN MAKE THE LIST:

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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