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Being popular is never a high priority among most successful journalists, the very nature of whose work often ends up costing them “friends.” So by that measure, perhaps, they are accomplishing at least that ambition very well indeed, notwithstanding all [...]
“Unscientific America” co-author Chris Mooney, fresh back from an overseas honeymoon and resuming his book tour before beginning a one-year stint as a Knight Fellow at MIT, made his case for a more scientifically literate citizenry in a four-minute, thirty-second [...]
Fewer than three in 10 Americans think news organizations “generally get the facts straight,” according to a new Pew Research survey. The survey finds public confidence in the accuracy of news stories at the lowest point in more than 20 [...]
“We must look at all the reasons people are not acting in order to understand how to get people to act.” That through-the-looking-glass assessment comes from Penn State Psychology Professor Janet Swim, PhD., chair of an American Psychological Association task [...]
In case you missed it – that is, you momentarily blinked – the news about the news has been a’changin. And fast. This is the news about the news, mind you, the title of a well-regarded journalism book by Leonard [...]
China could be a major world player in green technology, with a market for environmentally sustainable technologies worth $500 billion to $1 trillion annually, according to a new report.
Rising global temperatures caused by humanity’s relentless appetite for carbon-based energy are not only changing life for humans, they appear to have reversed an Arctic cooling trend otherwise leading to the next ice age, a study published in the journal [...]