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Communicating Science in Not So Plain English

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Mary Jo Sterne discusses the complexities of communicating science for non-English speaking researchers. It’s the year 2065. A young scientist in Beijing wakes up and turns on his computer. A robot brings him a cup of coffee as he logs into his virtual laboratory and greets his coworkers. He checks in with his teammates in Seoul and Honolulu and then chats briefly with his co-author in San...

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What Baby Scientists and Mutant Candy Corn Can Teach Us About Science

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dr. Marilyn Pifer discusses what mutated candy corn can tell us about scientific thinking and reminds us all that we were once scientists... tiny, baby scientists.The crisper, cooler air and shorter days here in the temperate latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere signal that we are entering a change of seasons: Beach Season now gives way to Candy Season, that dangerously delightful time that...

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A “Whole of Society” Approach Can Overcome Global Health Challenges

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins discusses the importance of Global Health Security in this week's blog.  As Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs at the State Department, I have spent a great deal of my time over the past two years working on global health security.  I didn’t come into the job thinking this would be the case, having spent most of my career working on issues...

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