Trust and Mistrust in Americans' Views of Scientific Experts
Public confidence in scientists is on the upswing, and six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
The NYC March For Science Had A Lineup Of All Women Speakers
Marches were held at some 100 locations worldwide as part of a global day of action. Speakers at the NYC march touched on issues ranging from climate change and a Green New Deal to sexual harassment, gender inequity, and activism within STEM.
Meta-Research: How Significant Are the Public Dimensions of Faculty Work in Review, Promotion and Tenure Documents?
An analysis of review, promotion and tenure documents from 129 US and Canadian universities suggests institutions could better fulfill their public missions by changing how they incentivize the public dimensions of faculty work.
Fake News on Twitter During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
The spread of fake news on social media became a public concern in the United States after the 2016 presidential election. This article examines exposure to and sharing of fake news by registered voters on Twitter.
The New, Younger Generation of Scientists Is Much More Open to Dialogue With Society
A new generation of scientists is confounding expectations and proving much more willing to engage with the public, not only because it benefits their development as researchers but also out of a sense of duty to society and a desire to have a positive impact on public perceptions of science.
Alarming Polio Outbreak Spreads in Congo, Threatening Global Eradication Efforts
Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it keeps spreading.