The winner will be announced in the fall, but you can already vote for your favourites in the Nikon Small World contest.
An interesting multimedia package from The New York Times: Photographing Science.
The European Commission has just revealed thenominees for the 2007 Descartes Prize for Science Communication.
From Technology Review: 216 Million Americans Are Scientifically Illiterate (Part I).
From web to paper – The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs. Here is how it all started
The Center for Anthropology and Science Communications “facilitates improved communications between anthropologists, the public, and science media”
Scientific American presents: Sci-doku
a sudoku puzzle that uses letters instead of numbers, with an added twist: a science-related clue accompanies each puzzle and the answer is spelled out in one row or column of the puzzle
Via Seed’s Daily Zeitgeist: Star Wars reimagined as a silent movie
From CNET.co.uk (via Seed Magazine): Top ten animal geeks – The non-humans who have made outstanding contributions to science
Discovery magazine presents the “25 Greatest Science Books of All-Time” on its December issue, “the essential reading list for anyone interested in science”. But you are envited to cast cast your vote until December 15 on the “Poll: What’s the Greatest Science Book of All-Time?”.
“UK scientist, author and broadcaster Armand Marie Leroi is the 2006 winner of the EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) Award for Communication in the Life Sciences“
From Science & the City: CSI, Crime Scene Insects. “A new interactive exhibit at the New York Hall of Science”
Science for all: is public engagement engaging the public?
[3–4 April 2006, Manchester Conference Centre]
From Seed Magazine: Science Star Search. Dispatch from FameLab 2006 finals.
Once upon a time scientists tinkered away in their labs, emerging infrequently in order to announce a grand discovery. Naturally, the majority of the public could not understand such clever stuff, so the boffins would repack their beards and return to the lab to continue their investigations into science mysteries.
Nowadays scientists are not like this. They want to engage and communicate with the public about their work. What’s more, they’ve seen celebrity chefs, gardeners, nannies and designers on TV and they want a slice of the action.