As I’ve been writing about for the past several years, the key to public engagement on climate change is to tell personally relevant stories about the issue. An effective method […]
A couple of days ago, I wrote about an op-ed William Cronon wrote in The New York Times arguing that by attempting to strip public unions of their bargaining rights, […]
Today’s copy of the New York Times sits beside me, unopened. Most of my normal internet haunts have been ignored this morning. Why? Because I have been totally absorbed by […]
There is one thing about living with a lawyer that never fails to amuse me. When I described to her yesterday how, despite a temporary restraining order prohibiting Wisconsin’s Department […]
Next week on Thursday, June 25 I will be visiting one of my favorite cities Madison, Wisconsin to give a lecture titled “What’s Next for Science Communication?” It’s part of […]
I am in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin today to give this lecture at 7pm on campus. The talk is free and open to the public.
For readers in the Madison area, I will be giving a lecture on Thursday, June 25 at the University of Wisconsin as part of the university’s summer lecture series. The […]
My friend Dietram Scheufele sat down a few weeks back for a Q&A interview with one of the magazines produced by the the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scheufele, a professor of […]
This blog has a ton of readers from the Madison, Wisconsin area. It’s not surprising given that the university town is a major international hub for interest in science communication […]
You don’t have to be a social scientist to recognize that the distribution of opinion among people who comment at Scienceblogs is very different from the perspective found among the […]
For readers in the Madison-to-Minneapolis region, on Thurs. March 27 I will be giving a talk at the University of Wisconson-Eau Claire. I will be covering much of the same […]
UWISC-MADISON’S SCIENCE AND MEDIA RESEARCH GROUP: Faculty and Grad Students Examine Dynamics of Science Controversies
Last weekend, I was at the annual meetings of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, where I met up with longtime collaborators Dietram Scheufele and Dominique Brossard. Along with […]
WHO CONTROLS STEM CELL RESEARCH? Patent Dispute Between Wisconsin and California Could Potentially Stall Research
It’s rare in media coverage to see a focus on the PATENTS/PROPERTY RIGHTS dimension of stem cell research, even though patents are the engine driving research. But this weekend, the […]
These pink feathered folk form complex social networks and are choosy about who they spend their time with, according to a new study.
A large study evaluated stress levels across 493 cities in the United States, using nine different metrics. The analysis returned these five least stressful cities in America.
Starting this fall, public schools in Florida will be required to display the words “In God We Trust” in a noticeable place within each building used by a district.
Joe Randazzo, editor of one of the most successful root vegetable-themed newspapers ever to emerge from Madison, Wisconsin, sat down with Big Think this afternoon. In an hourlong conversation, BT […]
Its apples taste bad, but institutions all over the world want a descendant or clone of the tree, anyway.
Temporal lobe epilepsy seems to rewire a part of the brain that's key to storing memories.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
A 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison study was the first of it's kind to show structural differences in the psychopathic brain.
There are scientifically proven ways you can improve your self-esteem, right now.
A recent study on monkeys found that stimulating a certain part of the forebrain wakes monkeys from anesthesia.