Last Two Weeks’ Good Reads: Pooping in the Field, Scientists in the Twitterverse, and an Ode to Random Choices

1) Ecologists share their favorite sightings while going to the bathroom in the wilds of their fieldwork: What’s the Best Bird You’ve Seen While on the Toilet?, Living Alongside Wildlife, Rebecca Heisman


2) “I don’t know how you can keep up with your field today without the likes of Twitter…. The return on investment of time is well worth it.” Eric Topol, in an article by Neil Savage: Scientists in the Twitterverse, Cell

3) Buzzfeed calls out Science by summarizing all of the really bad press they’ve had in the past year related to sexist content: Read This Letter from Scientists Accusing Top Publisher of Sexism, Buzzfeed News, Cat Ferguson and Azeen Ghorayshi

4) The Really Big One, The New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz

5) A lovely ode to randomness: How to Choose?, Aeon, Michael Schulson

6) New Podcast The Conjectural experiments with what makes good science news both informative and engaging. The first episode delves into climate science.

7) Data Analysis: Create a Cloud Commons, Nature, Lincoln D. Stein et al.

8) Fishing Boats Become Citizen Science Data Platforms, BBC News, Mark Kniver

9) The Scopes Trial Redefined Science Journalism and Shaped It to What It Is Today, Smithsonian Magazine, Kimbra Cutlip

10) Top 10 Ways to Save Science from its Statistical Self, ScienceNews, Tom Siegfried

11) I’m Calling It: Podcasting Is the Future of Journalism, The Tyee, Shannon Rupp

 

 


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