Navigating cultural competence in public health communication: A Communicator’s Pocket Guide

By Aygun Ibrahimova, guest editor Picture yourself on a quest: You must drive to an unfamiliar destination that is hundreds of miles away. If you have a rough idea of where the location is, you could start driving and hope that you find your destination. But it is more likely that you will open Google […]

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Sparking Action – The Hidden Power of Outrage

By Ann Yang, guest editor We have been raised to see rage as something negative. We were punished for our tantrums, forced to endure “time outs” in our rooms until we were calm and collected. But is rage truly a bad thing? Can we tap into the untold power of rage to create positive change? […]

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The Muon g-2 experiment results might change the course of physics!

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Yahya Ashraf, guest contributor As a philosopher of science, Karl Popper emphasized that a good theory is characterized by the fact that it makes a number of predictions that could be disproved or falsified by observation. Each time new experimental results agree with the predictions, the theory survives, and our confidence in it increases. But […]

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Using a soapbox to plug a leaky professional pipeline

image courtesy of Isla Watton of Soapbox Science

Rebecca Dang, guest contributor   Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have a gender diversity issue. The professional pipeline, stretching from high school and undergraduate university through graduate school to post-doctoral fellowships and positions in academia, leaks. Especially at the early career stage, a higher proportion of women (cis gender, transgender, asexual, heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian, […]

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On first looking into the Large Hadron Collider


by Jamieson Findlay, guest contributor The European home for big-horizon science is, fittingly, surrounded by an impressive mountainscape. To the north is the Swiss range of the Jura Mountains; to the south, the French Alps. On a clear day, you can see the radiant face of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak, beckoning to tourists and […]

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