The psychology of soundbites

Erin Zimmerman, Science in Society co-editor “Political language—and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”             —George Orwell, Politics and the English Language (1946) Political […]

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Canada Isn’t Immune to the Thirty Meter Telescope Controversy

Thirty Metre Telescope

by Stephanne Taylor Physics & Astronomy subject editor The Thirty Metre Telescope (TMT) project is exactly what it says on the box: a telescope with a staggering 30 metre segmented lens, housed in an 18-storey observatory in the very early stages of construction on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i. If built, the TMT will be the largest […]

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Science Bloggers See the Science in Everything

by Kimberly Moynahan Science in Society editor “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” – Abraham Maslow Science oriented people — scientists, science communicators, and just plain enthusiasts – have a tendency to see the science in everything. A puddle of water becomes a microbiologist’s zoo. The twinkle of stars […]

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Call to Canadian Science Bloggers: Fill the Media Gap

by Kimberly Moynahan Science in Society subject editor As many of you already know, the Council of Canadian Academies released an assessment last week entitled, “Science Culture: Where Canada Stands.” The report is the result of an in-depth, independent assessment to investigate the state of Canada’s science culture.  It was initiated in 2012 at the […]

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