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Title: I Am Science - and So Can You!

Science is humanity’s best invention for getting at the truth about how things work (a.k.a. “basic research”) and solving problems (“applied”). I can even make a claim that most people are interested more »in science topics—they just don’t think of them as “science.” Consider how many of today’s top headlines have a critical science underpinning: energy supply, social change from digital innovations, efforts to treat cancer and other diseases, emerging infectious agents like bird flu, climate change, and so on. Clearly, a basic understanding about science is more vital than ever. At the same time, we see two trends: the collapse of traditional science journalism jobs as newspapers have cut thousands of positions and a greater access to—and a larger readership for—science-related materials than the world has ever known. Put another way, just when the public needs the Fourth Estate most, it’s instead drowning in a sea of 24/7 misinformation (a.k.a. “the Internet”). What’s a busy scientist to do to help engage the lay public? Glad you asked.« less
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Title: I Am Science - and So Can You!
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Publication Date: 2013-05-08
OSTI Identifier: 1087601
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on May 8, 2013
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:06:33
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27