Ask PLOS ONE authors Kaitlin Raimi, Paul Stern, and Alex Maki about science communication strategies to convey climate change impacts – the topic of our 100th AMA in the PLOS Science Wednesday series: plos.io/ONEAMA100. Open
0000-0002-8715-2896How ecologists and climate scientists can overcome despair and constructively respond to the installation of a climate denier as US president. What is a scientist’s role/best use of his/her time in these times? By John P.
0000-0002-8715-2896Guest post by Rose Hendricks Many people still treat global warming as a contentious political issue, instead of one backed by scientific consensus. For example, in a recent Pew survey, only 48% of all US
0000-0002-8715-2896Certain science categories and subjects dominate the content of our PLOS Blogs Network. Among these, basic research and its clinical translation, critically endangered creatures and habitats and the scientific controversy du jour typically make up the ‘bread and
How open data and “animal selfies” can help conservation efforts, a PLOS Science Wednesday AMA recap
The July 13 PLOS Science Wednesday Ask Me Anything session (AMA) featured Jorge Ahumada from Conservation International and Lydia Beaudrot from University of Michigan, authors of a PLOS Biology paper describing how scientists used camera
New roles for science blogs in shifting sci-pub landscape: Paige Jarreau scrubs data from 2016 PLOSBLOGS Reader Survey
0000-0002-8715-2896 By Paige Jarreau Dr. Paige Jarreau is a science communication researcher and freelance science writer in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 2016, she undertook a large-scale survey of science blog readers, which was crowd-funded and
April 2016 marks one year since the launch of PLOS Science Wednesday, our weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) series on redditscience where scientists explain how they reached their newly published findings and why their research matters. Given the wide scope of
Repost: Where Does Ebola Come From? Communicating Science as a Matter of Life and Death – Part 1 of 2 By Ida Jooste
0000-0002-8715-2896Editor’s note: In light of yesterday’s confirmation by the Liberian Health Ministry of the death from Ebola of a thirty year-old woman, the first such death since January when the country was again declared “Ebola free,” we repost
0000-0002-8715-2896By Neuroskeptic 20 March 2016 Over the past decade, science blogs have risen to become an important part of science communication and scientific debate. Social media posts, such as tweets, form part of this ecosystem.
Lay summaries, supplements, primers: Scientists (and journals) strive to make science accessible to public (and each other)
0000-0002-8715-2896By Erica Tennenhouse With the rapid pace of scientific advancement, it can be challenging for members of the public to stay informed. News and social media play an important role in translating new science for