Whether you saw the recent twitter hashtags,
and #BeyondMarieCurie , be sure to check out this #IAmAScientistBecause feature in hashtags by Nature about these social media Chris Woolston!! It definitely focuses on the positive vibe that is often missing in science discussions recently!!!
At a time when online conversations about science can become mired in negativity — job shortages, dwindling grant support and breakdowns in peer review — the Twitter streams of many researchers recently turned positive. Researchers of all types rallied around the hashtag
#IAmAScientistBecauseto share their scientific inspirations.
See the article for more featured tweets and commentary on these scientific social media ‘campaigns.’
April 15, 2015
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academia, hashtage, Nature, news, research, science, tweet, twitter |
If you didn’t already know about the anti-science activist
Vani Hari, commonly known as ‘The Food Babe,’ you may have seen her name over the last week. ‘The Food Babe’ is popular for fear-mongering and sounding off about invented dangers from just about everything – including GMO’s, vaccines, additives, food, and anything else she can make up. Check out this terrific NPR piece exploring why Hari should be labeled a fear-monger – exploiting the fears of the ignorant, uneducated, or those prone to conspiracy theories. Also check out this great post by Keith Kloor that looks at Hari and how science should deal with her. Twitter and scientists have had enough of Hari, and are now openly mocking her all over twitter – and calling out her anti-science drivel.
Case in point… the hilarious twitter handle – some of my favorites below!
Also check out this
great post about Hari from fellow WordPress blogger – Violent Metaphors
April 10, 2015
conspiracy, food, news, politics, research, Science, twitter | Tags:
anti-science, comedy, conspiracy theory, controversy, fear, fear monger, FoodBabeFacts, GMO, humor, ignorance, lies, news, politics, research, science, The Food Babe, The Food Idiot, twitter, vaccine, Vani Hari |
March 9, 2015
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If you haven’t already, I recommend checking out
#FailAPhDInThreeWords! Not only are many of the tweets hilarious, they also provide an interesting commentary on PhD’s and science. Some of the clear trends that emerge for failing a PhD include referencing God/religion, using inappropriate citations (wikipedia, twitter, etc), formatting issues (margins, fonts, typos), plagiarizing, photoshopping or going against basic tenets of science (n of 1, correlation vs causation). Below are some of my favorites!
February 19, 2015
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academia, graduate school, humor, news, PhD, research, science, tweet, twitter |
summarizing a twitter discussion about vaccines… or so I thought. It involves an anti-vaccine troll ignoring facts and science to argue against vaccines, while spewing misinformation and conspiracy theories! Language warning – some of the tweets include swearing (not from CauseScience). Thanks to Check out the STORIFY I wrote and @divyaramjee for supporting vaccines. Trolls like this are not far removed from the anti-vaccine movement, and represent what science is fighting against when it comes to vaccines. @sassyinmyheart
February 18, 2015
conspiracy, news, research, Science, vaccine | Tags:
conspiracy, disease, education, facts, health, measles, news, research, science, storify, troll, twitter, vaccinations, vaccine |
February 17, 2015
environment, humor, research, Science, space, twitter | Tags:
climate, environment, ESA, humor, NASA, New York City, photography, picture, science, Space, space station, The Onion, tweet, twitter |
NASA TV today at 5pm EST for the potential launch of DSCOVR and landing attempt of the Falcon9 rocket by SpaceX. This is the second launch attempt after Sunday’s attempt was scrubbed.
February 10, 2015
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barge, DSCOVR, falcon 9 rocket, NASA, news, research, satellite, science, Space, SpaceX, Technology, twitter |