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    Kavli Conversations: The Swarm Inside

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

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    To Whom Was the First Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded?

    For all of us who take on the challenge of science communication, the excitement of the  2016 Nobel Prize season was palpable. The Nobel Prize makes science more accessible for the general public, reminding everyone that science is important, interesting ...

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    Kavli Conversations: Surviving the Extinction Crisis

    What happens when leading journalists who cover science and eminent scientists who reach mass audiences get together to exchange ideas? What do their differing perspectives tell us about how science communication is changing and how we can do it better? ...

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    Google Hosts Alda Center Associate Director for #SciComm Talk

    Dr. Christine O’Connell, Associate Director of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, shares tips for connecting with your audience and getting your point across. Working in ocean and environmental science to policy and advocacy, O’Connell saw ...

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    The Case to "Ban Jargon!"

    ​ We are proud to share Alda Center Instructor Roxanne Kahmsi’s recent opinion piece in The Week, which makes the “life and death” case for banning jargon. In addition to sharing the story of a patient who died as a result of “jargon abuse” by a physician ...

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    Astrophysicist Mario Livio on the Intersection of Art and Science

    Original on www.smithsonianmag.com Mario Livio is an astrophysicist and author who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) for over two decades. Born in Romania and raised in Israel, he studied physics and mathematics, theoretical physics, and ...

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    3 C’s of communicating science: Clarity, Creativity, Curiosity

    Sense About Science writer Neda Afsarmanesh recently participated in the first 2016 Public Engagement Workshop for Scientists at  California Institute of Technology. Scientists came from within the university as well as from the nearby Jet Propulsion ...

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    Alda All-Stars: Colin West, PhD

    The Alda Center team is proud to recognize the amazing rock star #scicomm skills of Colin West, PhD, a recent graduate of Stony Brook University. Colin left Stony Brook and the Alda Center in June to pursue a new adventure at University of California ...

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