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Science Sensationalism And The Lessons Of Insectageddon

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Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of ‘Insectageddon’
(May 2019) When I was growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, long before we spent our evenings drawn to the soft glow of electronic devices, I would sit down in my grandparents’ backyard on summer nights and watch the

Viewpoint: How ‘insect Armageddon’ stories erode public trust in science
(May 2019) Read full, original article: Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of ‘Insectageddon’ The GLP aggregated and excerpted this article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis.

Science, Sensationalism, and the Lessons of ‘Insectageddon’
(May 2019)   Undark Magazine

When the media fails to verify the rigor and credibility of a scientific study — or ignores its shortcomings entirely — everyone loses.

Interview: The Juicy Details and Dirty Secrets of Science Fiction’s Youth
(since Apr, 2019)   thirdcoastreview.com

Alec Nevala-Lee is a Hugo Award finalist for the group biography Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the .

Journalists Are Wrong to Say Trump Is at War With Science
(since Apr, 2019)   Undark Magazine

VIEWPOINTS: Partner *content*, op-eds, and Undark editorials. It may surprise you to learn that the Trump administration has, on quite a number of occasions, .

Why Every Journalist Should ‘Do Time’ as a Public Information Officer
(months ago)   Undark Magazine

This piece is adapted from plenary remarks delivered October 16, 2018, at the National Association of Science Writers’ Information Access Summit. In the spring .

Newton, Aquinas, and the Need for Fearless Secular Histories
(May 2019)   Patheos

Let’s begin with a story. This one involves Sir Isaac Newton, that rather solitary figure who worked for his keep when he first entered Cambridge, but eventually .

Confronting the Replication Crisis Could Lead to Better Science
(since Apr, 2019)   Undark Magazine

Science is in the midst of a crisis: A surprising fraction of published studies fail to replicate when the procedures are repeated. For example, take the study, .

A Lesson of Hurricane Michael: Our Policymakers are Failing Us
(months ago)   Undark Magazine

Opinion | In a cruel irony, science-informed policy is being shunned in precisely the states where it is needed the most.

Scientists Are Feeling the Pinch of the Government Shutdown
(since Jan, 2019)   Undark Magazine

The current shutdown of the U.S. federal government has now lasted as long as any other in history, and roughly 800,000 federal employees have either been .

History’s Treatment of Black Inventors Has Evolved. But It’s Still Imperfect.
(some months now)   Undark Magazine

VIEWPOINTS: Partner *content*, op-eds, and Undark editorials. As another February draws to a close, so too does one of America’s most familiar winter rituals: For .

The Subtle Seduction of the ‘Warm’ in Global Warming
(many weeks now)   Undark Magazine

VIEWPOINTS: Partner *content*, op-eds, and Undark editorials. With every incongruous 50-degree Fahrenheit day in Boston this winter, I noticed the same .

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Aliens visited Earth seeking intelligent life. Returned home quite impressed by dogs.

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