A beginner’s guide to multilingual science communication

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor English is the language of science — and, too often, science communication. We publish our results in English, host our conferences in English, and promote, share, and tweet about our research in English. This reliance on a single language cuts out wide swaths of the population, including critical demographics who […]

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Uncertainty in science communication: Include it or lose it?

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor How long will physical distancing measures last? Should we all be wearing masks? When will there be a vaccine? These are just some of the questions that have been circulating online since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a deadly new virus threatens to turn our world upside […]

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5 reasons scientists should use storytelling

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor Last November, I had the opportunity to participate in BODIES, a live “science storytelling” event by Broad Science and Confabulation. I remember the horror of walking on stage, my palms sweating, to greet the audience. “What if I forget my lines?” I wondered. “Why did I ever sign up […]

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