Connecting Science and Policy in Africa

One of the most surprising insights from the “Access to Scientific Expertise in Fast Growing African Countries” panel session was that long-form journalism was driving evidence-based policy making, according to Nick Ishmael Perkins, Director of SciDev.Net. Yet this...

Asking for Evidence at AAAS with John Ioannidis

The “Senses” took over Zero1 Gallery in downtown San Jose on the afternoon of Friday, February 13, for a mini-media workshop for early career researchers on the importance of science communication and how to engage with the public. Guest speakers were Sarah Evanega...

Asking the Food Babe for Evidence

In late January, a group of students pursuing graduate degrees in food science published an open letter to Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, an Internet activist who has amassed a huge following by attacking what she perceives as threats to people’s health from the...

Medicine at the Tipping Point of Transparency

After two years of deliberation, the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science, has concluded that sharing data from clinical trials is clearly in the public interest. In a detailed report released on January 14, the IOM said the issue was not...
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