Thursday, November 1, 2018
Anti-clickbait: These online communities are helping fight against the “clickbait economy”
Scientists are working to resurrect woolly mammoths! You might remember headlines from a while ago proclaiming this Jurassic Park-esque possibility. It had something to do with retrieving frozen DNA. Or maybe something about using that gene-editing technique that everyone keeps talking about? CRISPY, or CRISPER, or whatever it’s called?...
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Is clickbait killing science journalism? The answer will shock you!
(A Fowl Language Comic by Brian Gordon) Did you know green tea can cure cancer? Scientists have found evidence that chimps believe in god! A group of teenagers have invented a condom that changes colour when it detects STDs! These three statements have something in common: they’re all a load of...
Monday, August 21, 2017
Public Library of Science and open access scientific information and knowledge
ALiGN researcher Scott Mitchell just published an article titled "Open sesame: Analysing Public Library of Science as a site of production and distribution for open access scientific information and knowledge" in Communication and the Public. Abstract: This article explores the Public Library of Science as a site that produces and disseminates...