Some greats tips for scientists interacting with the press from Nature. Know your audience… Understanding this will help you to talk to them at the appropriate level of detail. The medium matters. The depth and type of question differ depending on whether the journalist is from radio, television, or an online or print publication. Deadline . . . → Read More: Some Guidelines for Scientists Interacting with the Press
From the Editor’s Desk is a new weekly series with posts occurring regularly on Monday. Kevin and I will trade the hot seat every other week. Each post will provide commentary on a wide variety of issues, offer solutions, and hopefully generate dialogue. Only 28 percent of the United States adult population is scientifically literate, . . . → Read More: From The Editor’s Desk: Stop Being Such a Journalist
Deep sea fish take ugliness to new level, says Niwa Shame…shame…shame to ever thought that calling deep-sea fish ugly was a compelling way spin the narrative about the great fish biodiversity of the depths. You know what? I don’t think they are ugly at all. In fact, deep-sea fish are bad ass. You know what . . . → Read More: Worst Headline Ever?
Inspired by the Are Headlines Hogwash? series at Dr. Carin Bondar’s wonderful blog, the editors at DSN (i.e. Kevin and I) have initiated a news series called Bull Patrol! Our goal is to call out the media for the getting carried away with headlines and reports, not doing their homework, making a mockery of colleagues’ . . . → Read More: Bull Patrol: NEW SPECIES DISCOVERED zOMG!
Point 1: The Giant Squid is Architeuthis dux. The Humboldt (or the Red Devil or Jumbo) Squid is Dosidicus gigas Point 2: The Humboldt Squid while large at ~2m in length and 45kg is not as large as the Giant Squid at 10-14m in length and 200-300kg. Point 3: The Humboldt Squid can be found . . . → Read More: Squid Fail